Water and Energy

Water and Energy

ETA's water and energy technology research focuses on improving the efficiency of energy and water use in water delivery, supply and treatment. Globally, 7 percent of energy is used to deliver water, and additional energy is used to treat water. Only 2.5 percent of earth's water supply is fresh, and in the United States, 39 percent of freshwater withdrawals are used to generate electricity. As world population grows, water supplies are growing increasingly short, and new ways of efficiently using water and energy together need to be developed.

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