The water‐energy‐climate nexus: Resources and policy outlook for aquifers in Mexico

  title={The water‐energy‐climate nexus: Resources and policy outlook for aquifers in Mexico},
  author={Christopher A. Scott},
  journal={Water Resources Research},
  • C. Scott
  • Published 1 June 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • Water Resources Research
Three interlinked processes drive groundwater balances in diverse regions globally: (1) groundwater‐irrigation intensification, (2) electrical energy supply for agriculture, and (3) climatic variability. Mexico's water‐energy‐climate nexus offers generic lessons because of its water scarcity and institutional reforms followed in other emerging economies. This paper analyzes data for 280 aquifers in Mexico, all registered water users, population projections, 2010–2100 precipitation and… 

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