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Water-energy nexus-based scenario analysis for sustainable development of Mumbai

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Title: Water-energy nexus-based scenario analysis for sustainable development of Mumbai
Authors: De Stercke, S
Chaturvedi, V
Buytaert, W
Mijic, A
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The urban water-energy nexus sits at the intersection of the global phenomena of water scarcity, energy transitions and urbanisation. Research found that end use dominates the waterenergy nexus and that this component plays an important role in urban dynamics, but focussed on the Global North. We investigate the nexus of Mumbai and its long term resource demand. Our tool is a novel system dynamics model representing the urban water-energy nexus and takes into account characteristics such as intermittent water supply and the presence of slums. We devised scenarios around the Sustainable Development Goals and the Swachh Bharat Mission. The model shows that both can be achieved while saving on future water system infrastructure investments compared to business-as-usual. We find that also in Mumbai end use dominates the nexus. Representing end-use interactions increases expected water demand. This work indicates that globally, sustainable development of infrastructure must consider the urban water-energy nexus.
Issue Date: Dec-2020
Date of Acceptance: 26-Aug-2020
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/82067
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104854
ISSN: 1364-8152
Publisher: Elsevier
Start Page: 1
End Page: 17
Journal / Book Title: Environmental Modelling and Software
Volume: 134
Copyright Statement: © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Sponsor/Funder: Natural Environment Research Council [2006-2012]
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Funder's Grant Number: NE/L002515/1
NE/N01670X/1
Keywords: Environmental Engineering
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2020-09-14
Appears in Collections:Civil and Environmental Engineering
Grantham Institute for Climate Change
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Faculty of Engineering



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