Water stress and its link to renewables in ASEAN

Published onMay 10, 2018

The renewable energy sector in Southeast Asia has progressed in leaps and bounds. From the harnessing of biomass to the use of water in generating electricity, there is room for tremendous economic growth as well as the obvious positive of caring for an ailing environment. However, one has to ask the question; are the mechanisms put in place for the harnessing of these resources safe for the trifecta that is air, land, and water? Irresponsible methods of harnessing renewables can be seen as a contributing factor to water scarcity in the region, a nascent issue that has and will continue to impact large segments of society in ASEAN and beyond. A National Research Council report states that “…water is at the heart of both, the causes and effects of climate change.”

Source: https://theaseanpost.com/article/water-stress-and-its-link-renewables-asean