Integrated Solutions for Sustainable Energy and Water: Building Capacities and Analytical Tools

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Explore how integrated energy and water solutions can support sustainable cities and human settlements. Learn about the critical role of energy, water, land, and climate in achieving SDGs. Discover the Capacity Building Program for Integrated Energy Planning offered by IAEA to assist Member States. Dive into real-world case studies, like climate, land, energy, and water strategies in Cape Town. Join the movement towards a more sustainable future.

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  1. Capacity Building and Analytical Tools for Sustainable Integrated Energy and Water Solutions Integrated Water and Energy Solutions supporting Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements HLPF 2023 Side Event Hal Turton, Planning and Economic Studies Section, IAEA 14 July 2023 version 7 July 2023

  2. and closely linked Energy, water, land & climate are critical to SDGs Energy (2021) 8.6% of global population without access to electricity 29% without access to clean fuels and technology Water (2020) 26% without safe drinking water 46% without safe sanitation Land / agriculture (2021) 770 million people undernourished (2021) 2.3 billion facing moderate or severe food insecurity Climate (2021) Emissions back at record levels after the pandemic Record post-industrial average temperature; increasing frequency and severity of extreme climate events Source: SDG Global Database, Agriculture and energy account for 90% of freshwater withdrawals Water supply/treatment consumes ~4% of electricity (up to 10% in some regions) Crop production consumes 4 5% of final energy (entire food supply chain up to 30%) Bioenergy: ~15% of global maize and oil seed output for biofuels in recent years Sustainable resource planning must account for linkages between different resource systems Energy, agriculture and land use contribute >90% of GHG emissions

  3. IAEA assist Member States in reinforcing national capabilities to conduct energy system analysis, so that countries can assess options and develop their own sustainable energy strategies, i.e. support decision and policy making strengthen the provision of support to Member States in integrating the SDGs through national and regional energy studies

  4. IAEAs Capacity Building Program for Integrated Energy Planning* * accounting for linkages with other resource systems (water, land, climate) Independent program and analytical tools Up to date methodologies Driven by Member States Aimed at national experts/teams Delivered via multiple channels Distance learning Field trainings Expert missions Advanced trainings INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS PUBLIC REGULATORY AGENCIES Teacher trainings Ongoing support External experts ADMINISTRATION Fellowships Across complementary scales ENERGY SECTOR & CONSULTANTS ACADEMIC GENERAL PUBLIC LOCAL NATIONAL REGIONAL INTERREGIONAL

  5. Example case study: climate, land, energy and water strategies in the City of Cape Town CLEW Climate, Land, Supported under IAEA Coordinated Research Project Energy and Water Nexus Facing potential water shortages owing to increasing demand and climate change Energy water synergies & trade-offs Simulated dam storage levels Energy water synergies and trade-offs across management options Source: Ahjum, F., Hughes, A., Fant, C., Climate, Land, Energy and Water Strategies in the City of Cape Town, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, Cape Town (2015).

  6. At the core of the IAEAs Capacity Building Cooperation Collaborations Partnerships Exchange of information Provision of tools Joint training activities Complementary in-country support Events participation

  7. Example: IRENAIAEA partnership for development of a Continental Power System Masterplan (CMP) for Africa In 2018/2019, African Ministers, through the AU Specialised Technical Committee, directed the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) to lead development of a CMP "blueprint" to solve Africa s energy challenge IAEA and IRENA selected by AUDA-NEPAD to provide modelling tools, support and training, along with advice, expertise and data

  8. Looking ahead:supporting the development of integrated energy plans considering water, land and climatein Latin America and the Caribbean, 2024 2027 CLEW Climate, Land, Energy and Water Nexus pre-2022 Regional Project: Supporting the Preparation of Sustainable Energy Development Plans at a Regional Level 15 LAC countries, 250 experts of the MSs national teams trained in IAEA s Energy Planning tools 2024 Project kick-off and energy-water- land-climate scoping workshop Sub-regional workshops to present national studies on energy, climate, land & water: Mesoamerica & Caribbean South America & Andean region 2026 Regional trainings water-energy- climate modelling: Mesoamerica & Caribbean South America & Andean region Regional trainings on land use- energy-climate modelling: Mesoamerica & Caribbean South America & Andean region Final workshop and coordination meeting Regional workshops on energy modelling Mesoamerica & Caribbean South America & Andean region Regional workshop to present integrated methodology and example case study National projects: Nicaragua, Guatemala, Saint Lucia Expected results 2023: National capacities strengthened for developing energy policies and sustainable energy action plans 2022-23 2027 2025

  9. Thank you! More on capacity building support and tools:

  10. IAEA's Energy System Assessment Tools Energy Supply Optimization and Simulation Energy Scenario Simulation Tool for fast estimates Energy Statistics and Energy Balances compilation Energy Demand Analysis and Projections EMPOWER Macroeconomic Analysis Quantification of macroeconomic effects of strategies Power Generation Investments and Expansion Planning Analysis of Power Plants Environmental Analysis of financial viability of power generation projects Impacts

  11. Frameworks for Energy System Assessments Concepts and sets of methodologies and approaches used to analyze various aspects of energy systems and interactions with other economic activities or elements CLEW Climate, Land, Energy and Water Nexus Climate, Land and Water use and Energy Interactions ISED Indicators of Sustainable Energy Development Energy, Economy, Environment and Social interactions SEA Strategic Environmental Assessment (Nuclear) SEA of National Nuclear Power Program


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