reference : The energy–water nexus: Are there tradeoffs between residential energy and water consumption in arid cities?

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Abstract Water scarcity, energy consumption, and air temperature regulation are three critical resource and environmental challenges linked to urban population growth. While appliance efficiency continues to increase, today’s homes are larger and residents are using more energy-consuming devices. Recent research has often described the energy–water nexus as a “tradeoff” between energy and water due to reduced temperatures resulting from irrigated vegetation. Accordingly, some arid cities have implemented landscape-conversion programs that encourage homeowners to convert their yards from grass (mesic) to drought-tolerant (xeric) landscapes to help conserve water resources. We investigated these relationships in Phoenix, Arizona by examining energy and water data for the summer months of June–September 2005 while temperature variability was analyzed from a local heat wave. Results show parallel consumption patterns with energy and water use strongly correlated and newer homes using more of both. The counterintuitive findings show that “drought-resistant” models may not be beneficial for community health, environment, or economics and that this issue is further complicated by socio-economic variables.
Author Ruddell, Darren M.; Dixon, P. Grady
DOI 10.1007/s00484-013-0743-y
Date September 01
ISSN 1432-1254
Issue 7
Journal International Journal of Biometeorology
Pages 1421-1431
Title The energy–water nexus: Are there tradeoffs between residential energy and water consumption in arid cities?
Type of Article journal article
Volume 58
Year 2014
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