ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/TOOLKIT.2
Publication Type: Information material
Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination
Focus Area: Natural resource sustainability
Initiatives: Water & energy nexus
Keywords: Climate change, Desalination, Electricity, Solar energy, Water, Wind power
Water-Energy Nexus Operational Toolkit: Renewable Energy Module
This module was prepared as part of the United Nations Development Account project on developing the capacity of ESCWA Member Countries to address the water and energy nexus for achieving Sustainable Development Goals.
It highlights the utilization of renewable energy (RE) to strengthen the water and energy nexus by providing the power needed by water-related activities such as water distribution and wastewater treatment. RE technologies can also strengthen energy security and diversify national energy mix by providing alternative sources that are less water intensive, availing modern energy services and reducing the dependence on fossil fuel, which contributes to the mitigation of greenhouse gases emissions. These benefits are significant for the Arab countries to meet their growing demand on water and energy and achieve their sustainable development plans.