Archive for July, 2019

Permian Needs $9 Billion Worth of New Wells—But Not for Crude

Via Bloomberg, a report on fracking’s significant watergy impact in the United States’ Permian Basin: As much as $9 billion will be needed over the next decade just to throw away dirty water in the world’s busiest shale field, according to Raymond James & Associates Inc. The scale of the challenge is mind-boggling: drillers typically […]

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India Pushes For Its Largest Hydro Project Ever, Despite Concerns

Via Mongabay, a report on the controversial 2,880-megawatt Dibang hydropower project in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, believed to be the largest hydroelectric project and highest dam to be constructed in India: India’s hydropower sector has come back into focus with the government clearing the path for the controversial, large-scale Dibang hydropower project in […]

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Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus In Asia’s Large River Basins

Courtesy of China Water Risk, an interesting look at three cases of how the watergy and food nexus in Central Asia, South Asia & the Mekong Region, all facing significant water issues, can be analyzed: Scarcity in one factor in the Water-Energy-Food security (WEF) nexus directly affects the other factors; the WEF nexus approach can alleviate […]

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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.”