The Nexus by the Numbers

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.  The three systems are often in conflict with one another and under great strain due to a changing climate, extreme weather events (e.g. drought), population growth and poor resource planning.

Looking for evidence of how the food, water and energy are connected in the United States? Here are a few statistics to illustrate the intersections:

Water is Used for Energy:

Energy is Used for Water

Water is Used for Food

Energy is Used for Food

Food is Used for Energy

Food Impacts Water