Wave Power and the Energy / Water Nexus


World Drought Map


Water and the human body https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/water-you-water-and-human-body 

Water withdrawals per capita worldwide as of 2019, by select country  https://www.statista.com/statistics/263156/water-consumption-in-selected-countries/ 


Droughts -  National Geographic   NRDC- "Drought affects more people globally than any other natural disaster."


Wells and groundwater => land subsidence  https://www.usgs.gov/centers/ca-water-ls 


Global perspective on desalination plants and costs - https://www.advisian.com/en/global-perspectives/the-cost-of-desalination# 


Investors are obsessed with value — except when it comes to water https://wwf.medium.com/investors-are-obsessed-with-value-except-when-it-comes-to-water-6beefcfead65

"For some, the ocean is the new economic frontier. It holds the promise of immense resource wealth and great potential for boosting economic growth, employment and innovation. And it is increasingly recognized as indispensable for addressing many of the global challenges facing the planet in the decades to come, from world food security and climate change to the provision of energy, natural resources and improved medical care. While the potential of the ocean to help meet these challenges is huge, it is already under stress from over-exploitation, pollution, declining biodiversity and climate change. Ocean industries also have the potential to make an important contribution to employment growth."  Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) 2016

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