Growing Demand for Energy

With the world's population projected to increase to 9 billion by 2045, energy consumption is also expected to skyrocket as well. In fact, overall global energy use is expected to increase nearly 50 percent from 2007 to 2035. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, International Data Base)

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Considering the importance of water in the electricity generation process, it is important to keep in mind the impact of this growing demand for electricity. Not only will more of the world's water supply be diverted to producing electricity, but the demand for effective methods of transporting electricity from source to populations will need to be addressed.

Over the coming years and decades, successfully securing energy supplies - as well as the water needed to produce this energy - will become an increasingly important challenge. Companies such as Black& Veatch are investing in methods for more cost-effectively methods of generating energy and balancing the interdependency of water and energy.

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