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AUSCEW's Typologies of the Climate-Energy-Water nexus

The climate-energy-water nexus is a key example of a framework that can be used to identify the challenges and opportunities for better cross-sectoral management by businesses and governments. AUSCEW focuses on identifying examples of good practices from industry, government and academia in Australia and the United States, then sharing and synthesizing this information to better inform decision-makers in business and government. Ultimately, the tools we identify and communicate are intended to avoid perverse impacts and promote co-benefits across sectors in decision-making for a more sustainable society.

The two AUSCEW typologies below are intended to identify 1) the conflicts of the climate-energy-water nexus, and 2) the nature of possible solutions to this nexus. Using the typologies as an organising theme, multiple case studies are advanced which engage specifically with topics such as carbon farming, carbon capture and sequestration and coal seam gas extraction (conflicts) and information, techno-fixes, markets and governance (solution categories). Please follow the links to the typologies and case studies below.

AUSCEW typologies

AUSCEW typology of Climate-energy-water nexus conflicts, [PDF, 6KB]
AUSCEW typology of Climate-energy-water nexus solution categories, [PDF, 7KB]

Case Studies

  1. Coal Seam Gas - Report released July 2012 "Unconventional gas production and water resources",
  2. Carbon farming,
  3. Carbon capture and sequestration (By guest author Nicholas Antonas), and
  4. Rainwater tanks.

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