Water energy costs

SOER 2010 Key fact (Deprecated) Published 29 Mar 2012
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Inefficient use of water leads to higher energy use, with extra financial and environmental costs. While the energy needed to pump and treat freshwater into drinking water is typically around 0.6 kWh/m3, desalination of seawater adds approximately 4 kWh/m3.

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