WATER AND ENERGY WORKSHOP: UNDERSTANDING IMPACTS AND TRADE-OFFS TO FACILITATE TRANSITIONS
Faculty and scholars at the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies, Rice University, Texas A&MUniversity and the Houston Technology Center 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 search for solutions.
Speakers will examine trends in water and energy and investigate policy mechanisms and technological advances to enable sustainable management practices. Confirmed presenters include Clay Bretches,president and CEO of Sendero Midstream; Michael Hightower, distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories; Rabi Mohtar, TEES Endowed Professor at Texas A&M University; Qilin Li,associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice University; and Kathleen Jackson of theTexas Water Development Board.
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 theNanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) and Biochar groups at Rice University and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Research Group at Texas A&M University.
Register by May 11th: www.bakerinstitute.org/events/water-energy
7:45 am — Continental Breakfast
8:15 am — Program Begins
12:15 pm — Lunch
1:30 pm — Closing Remarks
James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005