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Australia - United States Climate, Energy and Water Nexus Project (AUSCEW)

Project Description

Responding to climate change, meeting expanding energy demand and sustaining freshwater resources are three of the greatest challenges facing society. There are crucial and often unacknowledged linkages between policies intended to achieve each of these objectives. For example, all forms of energy to differing degrees draw on water in their production, and so climate change policy choices between energy sources have considerable implications for water resources. Similarly, climate mitigation policies such as carbon sequestration often have implications for water, depending on how, where and when trees are planted and soil is prepared for greater carbon uptake.

The Australia - United States Climate Energy and Water Nexus (AUSCEW) project aims to identify and explore these links between climate, energy and water policies in order to provide holistic policy recommendations which avoid perverse impacts and favour mutually beneficial solutions.

Please feel free to discover more about the activities and resources of the AUSCEW project by using the tabs on the left hand side of this page. If you have any further queries or comments about our project, or you wish to subscribe to our quarterly newsletter, please contact:

Program Leader, Dr Jamie Pittock, Ph: +61 2 6125 1827, or
Research Assistant, Ms Vivienne Seedsman, Ph: +61 2 6125 3912.

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