Creating more sustainable water systems by taking lessons from the energy industry

“In California a whopping 19 percent of the total electrical demand is used in some way to move or treat water. Large, centralized water transportation systems like the California Aqueduct consume enormous amounts of electricity lifting water nearly 2,000 feet on its journey to southern California. And the myriad of groundwater wells across the U.S.…

Saving Watts to Save Drops: Inclusion of Water Efficiency in Energy Efficiency Programs

Energy production and consumption require water, and water transport and treatment need energy. Researchers and practitioners are increasingly interested in designing integrated programs to manage energy and water in tandem. Utilities typically do not focus on the avoided costs and indirect energy savings from reduced water consumption. Doing so would help them reduce expenditures and…

Saving Watts to Save Drops: Inclusion of Water Efficiency in Energy Efficiency Programs

“Energy production and consumption require water, and water transport and treatment need energy. Researchers and practitioners are increasingly interested in designing integrated programs to manage energy and water in tandem. Utilities typically do not focus on the avoided costs and indirect energy savings from reduced water consumption. Doing so would help them reduce expenditures and…

CFCC Funding Fairs

The California Finance Coordinating Committee is fostering cooperation among seven funding agencies that administer water, wastewater, and other public infrastructure needs. The Committee primarily funds drinking water, wastewater, water quality, water supply, water conservation, waste use efficiency, energy efficiency, and flood management. Remaining event locations for the year include Monterey, San Bernardino, and San Diego. Click…
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