Published on March 16, 2016
1. Is Producing the food we eat a waste of water and energy we need? -Insights into the Water Energy Food Nexus Alameda Kiwanis Club Wednesday March 9, 2016 by Tony Green Speaking Green Communications 2016
2. Alternative Energy Environment Advanced Materials Water Conservation “I believe if people in general had a better understanding of how alternative/clean technologies worked there would much less comprehension and fear toward adopting these technologies.” A voice for sustainability Speaking Green Communications Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016 Website : http://www.speakinggreencommunications.com
3. Agenda 1. Opening Thought 2. Glimpse of the Future 3. Challenges and More Challenges 4. Food/Water 5. Energy/Food 6. Water/Energy 7. Water – Energy – Food Nexus 8. To Think About 9. Questions and Answers Speaking Green Communications 2016
4. These were the words of John Beddington, Chief Scientific Adviser to the British Government in 2009 when talking about the relationships between food, energy, water and the climate. Speaking Green Communications 2016 http://steps-centre.org/wp-content/uploads/Water-and-the-Nexus.pdf Opening Thought- “A perfect storm”
5. http://steps-centre.org/wp-content/uploads/Water-and-the-Nexus.pdf Speaking Green Communications 2016 Glimpse of the Future
6. http://www.springer.com/cda/content/document/cda_downloaddocument/9783319057460-c2.pdf?SGWID=0-0-45-1486976-p176660640. Challenges and more Challenges Speaking Green Communications 2016
7. Cause for Increase on Demand? Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016
8. Water Energy Food Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016 Water Energy Food Nexus
9. Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016 Water/Food Food Water Energy
10. What takes more water to produce? Beef by factor of 3 1/2 Food “and Water” for thought Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016 Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/13/food-water-footprint_n_5952862.html
11. Overview of the Processes require to produce the food we eat Copyright @Speaking Green Communications 2016
12. There are a wide variety of food processing operations are be divided into four broad categories. Ambient temperature processes. These include cleaning and sorting; peeling, chopping and shredding and milling; - filtration, centrifuging, expression, extraction and membrane processes; mixing, blending and forming. Thermal processes. These are processes involving heating and include pasteurization and sterilization; evaporation; and various cooking processes. Low temperature processes; chilling and freezing. Fermentation processes Post processing operations; packaging and storage Food Processing Overall Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016 http://sst-web.tees.ac.uk/external/U0000504/Notes/ProcessPrinciples/Balance/Balance.html
13. About the Water Required – How is used? Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016 Fruit % Water Content Cranberries 87 Grapefruit 91 Water Melon 92 Orange 87 Strawberries 92 Pineapple 87 Grapes 81 Apple 84 Banana 74 Peach 88 Vegetable % Water Content Potato 79 Zucchini 95 Cucumber 96 Spinach 92 Tomato (Red) 94 Broccoli 91 Lettuce 96 Celery 95 Eggplant 92 Spinach 92 Prepared by Sandra Bastin, Foods and Nutrition Specialist and Kim Henken, Extension Associate for ENRI.
14. Water Energy Food Energy/Water Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016
15. The term Water-Energy nexus refers to the fact that water and energy are inseparable/connected. This is because: Water is required to produce energy. Energy is required to make use of water. Water /Energy Separable? Source: Meeting the Needs of the Water Energy Nexus CEP April 2011 Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016
16. Water Nexus Overview http://www.ncsl.org/research/environment-and-natural-resources/overviewofthewaterenergynexusintheus.aspx Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016
17. Source: https://www.slideshare.net/ElectrochemicalSociety/the-waterenergy-nexus-opportunities-and-challenges?from_m_app=ios Water Nexus Overview Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016
18. Water Energy Food Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016 Energy/Food
19. Source: Food is an Energy Issue Getting to a Sustainable and Climate-Friendly Food and Farming System by Heather Schonover Water Nexus Overview Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016
20. Energy use in the US food system Retail food services 4% Commercial food services 7% Agricultural production 21% Transport 14% Processing 16% Packaging 7% Household storage and preparation 31% Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016
21. Energy Used In Producing Food Energy to make fertilizers and pesticides Fuels for tractors and other equipment Fuels for heating and ventilation of farm buildings, livestock and poultry facilities Electricity for irrigation (if used), lighting, buildings Embodied energy in equipment and buildings http://faculty.geog.utoronto.ca/Harvey/Harvey/books/Energy%20New%20Reality/ENR%20Volume%201/ENR%20Volume%201%20Chapter%207%20(Agriculture).ppt. Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016
22. http://www.irena.org/documentdownloads/publications/irena_water_energy_food_nexus_2015.pdf Water Energy Food Illustration Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016
23. Water Energy Food to Think About Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016 Renewable energy resources such as solar, wind and tidal are readily available and do not require fuel processing and associated water inputs The agri-food supply chain accounts for 30% of the world’s energy consumption and is the largest consumer of water resources, accounting for approximately 70% of all freshwater use.
24. Water Energy Food to Think About Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016 Getting your food locally goes a long way to reducing the water and energy footprints When you Waste Food, you Waste Water as well as Energy
25. Why Book Tony? Tony’s background in clean- tech which includes experience in water, energy, chemicals and the environment and his communication skills refined from this time in sales/marketing will ensure attendees will walk away with timely information and insights presented in an easy to absorb manner. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016
26. Questions & Answers Copyright @ Speaking Green Communications 2016
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