Workshop report: Developing a research agenda for the energy water Nexus

Mike Hightower, Danny Reible, Michael Webber

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Abstract

The National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored a workshop on June 10-11, 2013 in Arlington, to bring together technical, academic, and industry experts from across the country to help develop a research agenda for the Energy Water Nexus. The workshop considered four perspectives on the energy-water nexus. They were, managing water demand for the production of power (water for power), managing water demand for the production of fuels (water for fuel), managing the energy demands of extracting, treating and transporting water (energy for water), and managing social, behavioral, policy, communications, collaborator, and economic structures to enhance water and energy use efficiencies. The industry representatives were invited from the water sector and the energy sector. Companies include major construction companies who build large infrastructure as well as technology companies who make devices, appliances and components. Different strategic research such as solving data issues, cross-sectoral systems integration, advanced technologies, and improved market structures were proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-306
Number of pages306
JournalTechnical (Online) Report - University of Texas at Austin, Center for Research in Water Resources
Volume13
Issue number7
StatePublished - Dec 2013

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