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.