At a conference fostering cooperation between twelve Pacific and Eastern Caribbean island nations, Riley Allen addressed the “water-energy nexus” as part of the discussion on electricity and water sector reform. Electricity generation from traditional thermal power plants depends on water to operate. In turn, water constraints created by consumption for agricultural, industrial, and municipal uses impacts energy production. The water-energy nexus describes overlap of these competing requirements. This tension can be mitigated at the grid level by implementing renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. Yet even households can contribute by installing low-flow shower heads, low-water toilets, and efficient washing machines.