Archive for January, 2019

A ‘Shrinking Window’ of Usable Groundwater — and the Oil and Gas Industry Isn’t Helping

Via Desmog, a look at new analysis revealing that we have much less water in our aquifers than previously thought — and the oil and gas industry could put that at even greater risk: We’re living beyond our means when it comes to groundwater. That’s probably not news to everyone, but new research suggests that, deep […]

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Solar Watergy: Solar-Pumped Water Slakes Thirst For Development

Via Business Daily Africa, a report on the solar energy/water nexus in some developing countries: Stooped over knee-high rows of green gram plants at her farm in eastern Kenya, Grace Kaari hums to herself as she slices out weeds with a blunt machete. Two years ago, Kaari would not have had time to tend her […]

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Hydropower and Peace In Southeast Asia

Via East Asia Forum, a look at the potential for hydropower to help bring Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal closer together via transnational hydroelectric projects in the Ganges–Brahmaputra–Meghna Basin: South Asia is the world’s most energy and water scarce region per capita. There is an urgent need to consider more ecologically and economically efficient ways of […]

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About This Blog And Its Author
As the scarcity of water and energy continues to grow, the linkage between these two critical resources will become more defined and even more acute in the months ahead.  This blog is committed to analyzing and referencing articles, reports, and interviews that can help unlock the nascent, complex and expanding linkages between water and energy -- The Watergy Nexus -- and will endeavor to provide a central clearinghouse for insightful articles and comments for all to consider.

Educated at Yale University (Bachelor of Arts - History) and Harvard (Master in Public Policy - International Development), Monty Simus has held a lifelong interest in environmental and conservation issues, primarily as they relate to freshwater scarcity, renewable energy, and national park policy.  Working from a water-scarce base in Las Vegas with his wife and son, he is the founder of Water Politics, an organization dedicated to the identification and analysis of geopolitical water issues arising from the world’s growing and vast water deficits, and is also a co-founder of SmartMarkets, an eco-preneurial venture that applies web 2.0 technology and online social networking innovations to motivate energy & water conservation.  He previously worked for an independent power producer in Central Asia; co-authored an article appearing in the Summer 2010 issue of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal, titled: “The Water Ethic: The Inexorable Birth Of A Certain Alienable Right”; and authored an article appearing in the inaugural issue of Johns Hopkins University's Global Water Magazine in July 2010 titled: “H2Own: The Water Ethic and an Equitable Market for the Exchange of Individual Water Efficiency Credits.”