Water and Energy: Enabling and Modeling Sustainability in the Nexus

Hosted by the Center for Energy Studies, the Baker Institute workshop, “Enabling and Modeling Sustainability in the Nexus," will advance the conversation about leading developments in water and energy. Speakers offered perspectives and provided participants with multidisciplinary insights on the challenges confronting today’s water-energy nexus.

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12:15 pm




Linda Capuano, Ph.D.
Fellow in Energy Technology, Baker Institute

12:30 pm



Panel I – Enabling Sustainability

Moderator: Linda Capuano, Ph.D.

Nanotechnology-enabled Water Treatment (NEWT)
Qilin Li, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Associate Director of Research, National Science Foundation NEWT Engineering Research Center, Rice University

ConocoPhillips Center for a Sustainable WE2ST at Colorado School of Mines
John McCray, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, ConocoPhillips Center for a Sustainable WE2ST, and Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines; Principal Investigator, ReNUWIt, National Science Foundation Engineering Center for Urban Water Retention

Water and Energy Data, Science and Policy in New Mexico
Jeri Sullivan Graham, Ph.D.
Brackish Water Work Group Coordinator, Energy Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Geochemist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

1:45 pm




2:00 pm    

Panel II – Lifecycle Water Management and Sustainability

Moderator: Mike Paque, Executive Director, Ground Water Protection Council

Probing the Future of the Thermoelectric-water Footprint
Vincent Tidwell,
Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratory

Key Principles for Effective Water Management in Unconventional Gas Development and Production
Jordan Macknick

Energy and Environmental Analyst, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Sustainable Water Management in the Texas Oil and Gas Industry
Michael Dunkel
Vice President, CH2M

3:15 pm    




Wed, Dec. 9, 2015
12:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005

Kelly International Conference Facility