Energy supply depends on water. Water supply depends on energy. The interdependency of water and energy is set to intensify in the coming years, with significant implications for both energy and water security. Each resource faces rising demands and constraints in many regions as a consequence of economic and population growth and climate change.

Recognising the critical intersection of water and energy, the IEA has sought to understand the linkages and provide data and analysis to help policymakers and stakeholders anticipate stress points and identify policies, technologies and practices capable of addressing the associated risks.

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