A new framework for evaluating the impacts of climate change on California water and energy supplies

January 12, 2021

To address the intensifying challenges of diminishing water supply and growing energy demand, a team of researchers from Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Barbara have developed an analytic framework to evaluate the complex connections between water and energy, as well as options for adaptations in response to an evolving climate. Their study, Evaluating cross-sectoral impacts of climate change and adaptations on the energy-water nexus: A framework and California case study, was published in December in the open-access journal Environmental Research Letters. According to co-author and BIDS Faculty Affiliate Dan Kammen, chair of the Energy and Resources Group and a professor at UC Berkeley, “What is critical to planning our future under climate change is to capture – in both simplified and full dynamical models ­– how interdependent are our infrastructure choices.”

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Impacts of Climate Change on Our Water and Energy Systems: It’s ComplicatedA team of researchers from Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Barbara propose a framework for evaluating climate change adaptations, provide a case study of California 
January 11, 2021  |   Julie Chao  |  Berkeley News

Evaluating cross-sectoral impacts of climate change and adaptations on the energy-water nexus: a framework and California case study 
December 16, 2020  |  Environmental Research Letters
Julia K Szinai, Ranjit Deshmukh, Daniel M. Kammen and Andrew D Jones

 



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