Integrated Assessment of Environmental Footprints for Energy Scenarios

The overall objective of this project is to understand the nexus between water demand and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for different energy pathways. There is a trade-off between GHG mitigation and water consumption for energy scenarios. This project is aimed investigating this trade-off. This will be done through integration of Long-range Energy Alternative Planning systems model (LEAP) which is focused on estimation of GHG emissions and Water Evaluation And Planning system (WEAP) which is focussed on estimation of water demand for energy scenarios. Both these models are bottom-up technology driven models and include detail characteristics of energy demand and supply sectors. The LEAP model for Canada and the WEAP model for Alberta. The focus of the research would be on large Canadian industrial sectors.

Publications, Activities, and Awards

  • Development of LEAP-WEAP integrated model for assessment of water and GHG footprints for power generation sector
  • How will Canada‚Äôs GHG emissions change by 2050? A disaggregated analysis of past and future GHG emissions using bottom-up energy modelling and Sankey diagrams
  • Integrated assessment of environmental footprints for energy scenarios
  • Integrated Assessment of Environmental Footprints for Energy Scenarios: Assessment of Future Energy Systems
  • Mapping Canadian energy flow from primary fuel to end use
  • Presentation delivered to the Future Energy Systems theme leaders meeting
  • The development of an integrated model for the assessment of water and GHG footprints for the power generation sector