Food, water and energy - they may not seem like they’re connected but the systems that help produce and bring fresh food and energy as well as clean, abundant water to all of us, are intertwined. It takes water to create food and energy, it takes energy to move and treat water and to produce food, and sometimes we use food as a source of energy. These systems have become increasingly more complex and dependent upon one another. As a result, a disturbance in one system can wreak havoc in the others, so it’s important to achieve a sustainable balance between the three.
Energy and Agriculture
  • Because of the industrialization and consolidation of agriculture, food production is increasingly dependent on energy derived from fossil fuels.
Energy and Water
  • It takes a significant amount of water to create energy, and it takes a significant amount of energy to treat and move water.
Water and Agriculture
  • Freshwater is literally the lifeblood of agriculture. Learn why water is important to agriculture and how agriculture can impact water.
Food/Water/Energy Nexus
  • So what exactly is the food, water and energy nexus?
Water Footprints
  • Learn more about Water Footprints from GRACE's Water Program, formerly H2O Conserve.
Renewable Energy & Nexus
  • Small-scale renewable energy has an important role to play in the sustainable use and management of our energy, food and water.