The Water / Energy Nexus Avoiding limits on our energy future
The Water / Energy Nexus Water use and availability will soon limit emerging opportunities for energy independence and economic development.
The Water / Energy Nexus Water use and availabilitywilllimit our energy choices without substantial efficiency improvements. Shale Gas? 3 MM gal /well & quality concerns Carbon sequestration? 25% greater water usage Biofuels? Doubling of water consumption for fuels 1 concentrating solar 2 combined cycle
The Water / Energy Nexus Provide water with consistent quantity and quality to avoid limiting our energy choices. Facing challenges like too little water, too much water, & poor water quality
The Water / Energy Nexus Rapid growth in reuse and desalination Improvements in energy efficiency of water treatment Supply of water for human and ecological needs on a competitive basis; technologies to reduce use and increase reuse of water with minimum increase in cost and energy.
The Water / Energy Nexus The technologies we develop will enable effective use and reuse of water and increase access to water for economic growth.
The Water / Energy Nexus Cockrell School Strengths
Critical mass in water-related technologies
National leadership in water/wastewater treatment technologies, water and membrane chemistry, environmental processes and effects, energy technologies
Unique interdisciplinary collaborations
LBJ School of Public Affairs
College of Natural Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences
Ensuring our water future while avoiding limitations on our energy choices. The Water / Energy Nexus