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Water–energy modelling: Adaptation to water scarcity

Combined water and power models are important to predict how changes in one resource will impact the other. A new global assessment of hydropower and thermoelectric power plants predicts future vulnerabilities arising from climate-change-induced water constraints and tests possible adaptation options.

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Figure 1: Global changes in usable power plant capacity.

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Pereira-Cardenal, S. Water–energy modelling: Adaptation to water scarcity. Nat Energy 1, 16004 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nenergy.2016.4

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