Workshop Agenda

Meeting Agenda:  This is a one-day workshop focusing on the water implications of carbon management.  Managing carbon often means increased water consumption and the workshop will explore the significance and potential limitations on water management as a result of increased water requirements.  Topics will include the water cost of carbon sequestration, hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas, biofuel production and the effect of agriculture. The goal is get some significant recognition and discussion of these issues, and to identify next steps if it is judged that this is an area that requires further attention and effort.   The workshop will be held in conjunction of Engineering Founding Societies Carbon Management Conference to be held in Washington.  The workshop is structured around a few presentations designed to initiate discussion on a particular topic.   The workshop is designed to be small allowing discussion as a group rather than needing breakout groups. The draft schedule is as follows:

October 24th, 2013
7:30-8:30 Registration
Opening Session
8:30-8:40 Welcome- Danny Reible (Texas Tech/ISWS) and Darlene Schuster (ISWS)
8:40-9:00 Introduction, Scope and Charge- Danny Reible
Water and Carbon Managed Power Generation and Consumption
9:00-9:20 Water Usage for Fossil-Fuel Power Generation under Carbon Constraints- Haibo Zhai (Carnegie Mellon University)
9:20-9:40 Water Ussage Associated to the Switch to Gas from Hydraulic Fracturing- Danny Reible (TTU)
9:40-10:00                   Energy Conservation in Homes: What are the Implications for Water?- Mike Blackhurst (University of Texas)
10:00-10:45                     Discussion:Carbon Constraints, Energy Conservation and Water Consumption
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:20 Water for Biofuels: Implications for Energy, Food and Environment- Ximing Cai (University of Illinois & Urbana-Champaign)
11:20-11:40 Carbon Management in Agriculture: Effects on Water- Venki Uddameri (TTU)
11:40-12:15 Discussion: Water and Carbon Management for Biofuels and Agriculture

General Discussion and Next Steps

12:30-2:30 Lunch and Continued Discussion with Engineering Societies