The Bioenergy and Water Nexus

M. Otto, P. Leagnavar, J. Malavelle & J. Metzler
Bioenergy and water are inextricably linked. Given existing and increasing pressures on water resources due to a number of factors, water will as a limiting factor, undoubtedly affect the extent to which bioenergy will be part of the overall energy mix. Especially in areas with scarce water resources bioenergy production can add on existing water stress and increase environmental and social impacts. The emerging issues that we face in the allocation of this precious resource...