F&PD Executive Panel – Energy, Water Nexus

Monday, March 27, 2017, 10:30am-12:00pm CDT

Resources for a Sustainable Future: The Energy, Water, and Food Nexus

More than ever before our societies face the challenge of a growing population together with the improvement of living standards in developing countries around the world.  Meeting future energy, water and food demands, while minimizing environmental impact, has become a critical challenge to enable global growth. This Executive Panel will discuss the synergies among sustainability efforts to develop vital resources, including promising policies and technological opportunities.

Joseph B. Powell

Joe is a life member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and has served as a programming chair and Area 12B chair for the Process Development Division.Read more

William Tumas

Bill Tumas is the Associate Laboratory Director of Materials and Chemical Science and Technology (MCST) responsible for overall leadership, management, technical direction, and workforce development of the materials and chemical science and technology capabilities at NREL that span fundamental and applied R&D for renewable energy and energy efficiency.  Key program areas include solar energy conversion for electricity and fuels, materials discovery and development for renewable energy technologies, hydrogen production and storage, and fuel cells. He is also the Director of the Center...Read more

Michael Webber

As Deputy Director of the Energy Institute, Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator, Josey Centennial Fellow in Energy Resources, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Michael E. Webber trains the next generation of energy leaders at the University of Texas at Austin through research and education at the convergence of engineering, policy, and commercialization. He has authored more than 200 publications, holds 4 patents, and serves on the advisory board for Scientific American. His television special Energy at the Movies is currently in national syndication on...Read more