Challenges of the Water-Energy Nexus

Next Wednesday (March 25), AIChE, in conjunction with the International Society for Water Solutions and the Center for Energy Initiatives, will present a webinar on the water-energy nexus. The webinar is a presentation of the Department of Energy's report The Water-Energy Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities.

Energy and water systems interact physically in many settings, including electricity generation, oil and gas production, bioenergy production, water treatment, and commercial and industrial facilities. The nexus will be impacted by future trends in climate and environment, energy technologies, and population. Decision-making across the nexus takes place in a complex landscape, affected by water and energy policies at the national, regional, state, and local levels. The DOE's report provides a comprehensive analysis of the water-energy nexus and identifies challenges and opportunities across the nexus.  

Wednesday's presentation will be delivered by Diana Bauer, Director of Energy Systems Analysis and Integration within the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at the U.S. Department of Energy. She led the team that drafted DOE’s 2010 and 2011 Critical Materials Strategy reports, and currently co-chairs the U. S. Government Interagency Subcommittee on Critical and Strategic Mineral Supply Chains.

You can log in to the webinar here. It's ideal to join the webinar live to profit from live interactions, but the webinar will also eventually be available in archived form. Here is a listing of upcoming webinars and a listing of archived webinars.