Faculty and scholars from the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies, Rice University and Texas A&M University will address the means and methods for tackling the pressing issue of sustainability in the water-energy nexus. This workshop will consider the challenges that growing populations and improved living standards present globally and in Texas, as well as the state of the search for solutions. Speakers will examine trends in water and energy and investigate policy mechanisms and technological advances to enable sustainable management practices.
Posters on topics addressing "Tools for Bridging the Water-Energy Gap Using Nexus Tools" will be on display throughout the day. These posters present a sample of research and commercialization projects working to address the energy-water-food nexus as part of research and teaching programs by the Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) and Biochar groups at Rice University and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Research Group at Texas A&M University.
Research Posters on Display: Bridging the Water-Energy Gap using Nexus Tools
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D.
Panel I — Water-Energy Nexus and Energy Trends
Moderator: Linda Capuano, Ph.D., Fellow in Energy Technology, Baker Institute
"The Water-Energy-Food Nexus"
"Water-Energy Trends: An Industry Perspective"
"Meeting the Challenges"
Panel II — Considering System Solutions and Enabling New Technology
Moderator: Regina M. Buono, Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs, Baker Institute
"Bridging the Texas Water Gap"
"Alternative Water Sources: The NEWT Approach"
"Biochar: Real Possibilities and Tempered Expectations for Food, CO2 and Water Management"
"Water for Texas: Water for the Future"
Introduction: Linda Capuano, Fellow in Energy Technology, Baker Institute
Student posters on display
Regina M. Buono