About this Guide
Find resources for research on water-energy topics here. Included are books and other materials from the University Library library collection, select licensed online resources available to University of Illinois students staff and faculty, as well as many freely available web resources. This guide was originally developed to promote World Water Day 2014 and accompanied a display of library materials and research posters in the Prairie Research Institute LIbrary.
Water & Energy are Linked
The main purpose of the Water & Energy theme for World Water Day 2014 is to highlight the fact that water and energy resources are closely linked. Water is used in hydroelectric power generation, it is used to extract and process fossil fuels, it is used in electric power generation, and it is used to irrigate biofuel crops. Energy is used to obtain and purify water for municipal and industrial use, as well as to treat industrial and municipal wastewater. Both resources are critical, and the environmental and economic impacts of their extraction and use are linked. Learn more about the many connections between water and energy from the links below and other resources presented in this guide.
Institiute staff who assisted with posters for the World Water Day display in the library were Lisa Anderson Venner, Jennie Atkins, Chuck Curtiss, Patti Dickerson, Eve Hargrave, Nancy Holm, Mike Knapp, Vern Knapp, Jen Mui, Sara Olson, and Andrew Stumpf. Other libraries generously allowed us to borrow their materials for display, including Funk Library, Government Documents, the Residence Hall Libraries, and the Undergraduate Library. Bill Mischo and Jason Heldreth provided assistance with Easy Search customization. Guide review and resource suggestions came from the Prairie Research Institute librarians, as well as Barbara Ford, Mary Mallory, and Lynn Rudasill.