A recent collaboration by researchers from the University of Maryland department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOSC), the Earth System Sciences Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI), was published by the Inter-American Development Bank Water and Sanitation Division. The paper focuses on the intertwined energy, water, and land nexus (EWL) of Latin America and the potential pros and cons of the Paris Agreement Climate Mitigation pledges on these resources, both near and long term.
Led by UMD AOSC PhD student Silvia Da Silva, other noteworthy study co-authors include ESSIC visiting assistant research scientist Mohamed Hejazi and ESSIC Director / AOSC Chair Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm. (Miralles-Wilhelm also serves as PhD adviser to Da Silva.)
To review the study in its entirety, please see the following: Energy-Water-Land Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Perspective from the Paris Agreement Climate Mitigation Pledges