Water and Energy


Convener: Jack Gilron, BIDR

Energy and water are inextricably linked. This interconnectedness has been the topic of much analysis research that aims to identify opportunities to limit water and energy consumption in the provision of these two societal pillars. “ (J. Dunne) This session will look at how renewables can be integrated with water management and water production to minimize the carbon footprint associated with human activity in arid regions. The issue of maximal efficiency in use of local water resources to reduce energy costs of distribution will also be considered as will recovery of energy from wastewater.



Andrea Schaefer
Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology, Germany
Prof. Phillip Davies
Univ. of Birmingham, Great Britain
Roy Posmanik
Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Science Agricultural Research Organization – Volcani Center, Israel
Prof. Alon Tal & Dr. Michael Roth
Tel Aviv, University, Israel