The growing population of the Earth, economic growth and urbanization are the major factors in the rising demand for energy, water, and also food. All these three resources are indissolubly wrapped together and require a multifaceted approach for solving the problems to ensure their availability and security. According to the experts, the synergy of the political as well as technological solutions and also international cooperation shall be helping to find the solution to these challenges. Questions regarding the pathways that should be opted for solving the issue of lack of energy, food and water resources shall be answered by the sessions’ speakers that shall be held on 11th September in the World Energy Congress.
The United Nations said that almost 1.5 million people in this world are short of electricity. Energy poverty in several regions is a huge obstacle in the way of reducing starvation. However, roughly two million people throughout the world are suffering from a shortage of clean and pure drinking water. A scarcity of this resource and its poor quality negatively affects food security. Also, significant amounts of water are essential for almost all the energy generation procedures. Moreover, water economy requires electricity for receiving, purifying and transmitting water.
The climate crisis is not only aggravating the uncertainty that concerns food, energy as well as water supply, said one of the speakers of the session, Mr. Rae Kwon Chung who is currently the Chairman of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee as well as a Member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and was also awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 2007.