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The critical importance of water in the energy transition

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Andrew Hodgkinson | Manager Process and Treatment Technology, Houston | 09 December 2021

Water is fundamental to life. It is also critical to enabling the energy transition.

We all know water is fundamental to life. But you’re probably wondering what exactly makes water so critical to energy transition projects?

The critical importance of water in the energy transition.

If overlooked, water considerations will have major impacts on your energy transition project. So how can you avoid underestimating water challenges?

Before you dive too deeply, you need to consider: 

  • What is your source water quality and availability?
  • Do you have a plan to address complex water and wastewater treatment, including disposal?
  • Do you have the expertise to cover maintenance and operations for complex water systems?

If you have questions don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place.

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Why water is critical to the energy transition

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In this article we explore water’s importance in traditional energy production. Then we look forward to the energy transition enabling technologies of the coming years.

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Integrating total water management into your energy transition project

Advisian combines global expertise in water stewardship – sourcing, regulatory permitting, system design, treatment – with skilled operations and maintenance knowhow. We use our expertise to develop and sustain cost‑effective, total water management solutions.

Getting your energy transition project done right

Our water expertise combined with the energy, chemicals, and resource project delivery capabilities of the broader Worley Group allows us to deliver engineered solutions that actually work in real world settings. This translates to feasible solutions that work hand in hand with every aspect of your unique energy transition project.

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