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Ontario's Water-Energy Nexus

Date Published: 2010

Full Reference:

Maas, C., 2010. Ontario’s Water-Energy Nexus: Will We Find Ourselves in Hot Water… or Tap into Opportunity?—POLIS Research Report 10-01. Victoria: POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria.


This report offers the first estimate of the large quantities of energy used to pump, treat, and heat water, and to generate steam in Ontario. The study reveals that pumping and treating water and wastewater consumes enough energy to light every home in the province. As a result of these findings, initiatives to support greater water conservation and efficiency could be a path to realizing future energy savings, to the benefit of municipalities, taxpayers and our environment. To download the technical appendices assoicated with this report, click here.

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