This workshop was co-located with the Engineering Founding Societies' Carbon Management Technology Conference and explored the negative relationships between carbon and water management. Managing carbon often means increased water consumption and the workshop explored the significance and potential limitations on water management as a result of increased water requirements. Topics included the water cost of carbon sequestration, hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas, biofuel production and the effect of agriculture. Presentations led to significant recognition and discussion of these issues, and identified next steps.
The chair of this workshop was Danny Reible, Texas Tech University.
The workshop was structured to have a small audience, allowing for discussion as a group around a few presentations. This was a one-day workshop focusing on the water implications of carbon management. The schedule was as follows (links to the presentations included):
Danny Reible (Texas Tech/ISWS) and Darlene Schuster (ISWS)
|8:40AM-9:00AM||Introduction, Scope and Charge
|Water and Carbon Managed Power Generation and Consumption|
|9:00AM-9:20AM||Water usage for Fossil-Fuel Power Generation Under Carbon Constraints
Haibo Zhai (Carnegie Mellon University)
|9:20AM-9:40AM||Water Usage Associated to the Switch to Gas from Hydraulic Fracturing
Danny Reible (Texas Tech)
|9:40AM-10:00AM||Energy Conservation in Homes: What are the Implications for Water?
Mike Blackhurst (University of Texas)
|10:00AM-10:45AM||Discussion: Carbon Constraints, Energy Conservation and Water Consumption|
|11:00AM-11:20AM||Water for Biofuels: Implications for Energy, Food and Environment
Ximing Cai (University of Illinois & Urbana-Champaign)
|11:20AM-11:40AM||Carbon Management in Agriculture: Effects on Water
Venki Uddameri (Texas Tech)
|11:40AM-12:15PM||Discussion: Water and Carbon Management for Biofuels and Agriculture|
|12:15PM-12:30PM||General Discussion and Next Steps|
|12:30PM-2:30PM||Lunch and Continued Discussion with Engineering Societies|