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Chicago, United States — photo by @alexlivi

The Water-Electricity Nexus & AI

Changing Climate Predictions With Machine Learning Correlating Water and Energy

A recent journal article from Purdue University argues that most modelling assumes water and electricity is used separately, in silos. While they do the modelling and estimation of the impact with these two factors in relation to each other.

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  1. The climate-sensitive portions of summer electricity and water use are expected to increase in the region by 19% and 7%, respectively.

“Such scenarios are fundamental for understanding the joint response of electricity and water uses to future changes in climatic conditions as to understand to what degree our current management and technological strategies need to adapt to the future changes.”

If we have more accurate models perhaps we can operate this infrastructure better at least to some degree when understanding maintenance, demand and how to deliver good services.

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AI Policy and Ethics at Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own.

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