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July 12th 2019:The Water/Energy Nexus: Lessons from Southern California

According to the California Department of Water Resources, about 12% of the state’s total energy consumption is related to moving, treating and heating/cooling water. The sources of energy used to power these water activities is directly tied to the volume of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere. Southern California’s allotment of water from the State Water Project has a much higher energy intensity than other parts of the state. Today we will talk with two water management experts about California’s water/energy nexus and large proposed projects in southern California that will save e

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Erik Porse conducts research on energy and water management in Los Angeles, using modeling to inform future infrastructure development. He is the principal architect for the Artes model of urban water resources management in LA County. Erik has a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Master’s degree in Public Policy. He is currently a Research Engineer in the Office of Water Programs at California State University, Sacramento and was a postdoctoral scholar and Associate Research Director in CCSC from 2014-2017. Before returning to graduate school, he worked as an adjunct professor and leader for Earlham College’s study abroad program in Tanzania, a science policy analyst, a system
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio 20/08/2019 02:00 20/08/2019 03:00 Go Green Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio According to the California Department of Water Resources, about 12% of the state’s total energy consumption is related to moving, treating and heating/cooling water. The sources of energy used to power these water activities is directly tied to the volume of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere. Southern California’s allotment of water from the State Water Project has a much higher energy intensity than other parts of the state. Today we will talk with two water management experts about California’s water/energy nexus and large proposed projects in southern California that will save energy and water and limit the transport of water across the state. Projects include a greater use of local water supplies and water recycling. Water and energy savings projections will be shared. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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