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Water and Energy

 

This page includes information and resources on water and energy.

 

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CLARKE PRIZE CONFERENCE VIDEOS

 

The NWRI Clarke Prize Conference brought together leading scientists and experts from all across the water community to discuss the most innovative research and technology developments happening today in urban water sustainability.

 

http://nwri-usa.org/images/Schnoor.pngThe Effects of Climate Change and Energy Development on Water Resources  

Jerry Schnoor of the University of Iowa presented on "The Effects of Climate Change and Energy Development on Water Resources" at the 2013 Clarke Prize Conference. In his presentation, Dr. Schnoor focuses the adverse effects of climate change and energy imbalance. Watch the video on YouTube.

 

Download the presentation slides (5.94 MB PDF)

 

 


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Advanced Membrane Systems for Contaminant and Energy Challenge

Amy Childress of the University of Southern California presented on "Advanced Membrane Systems for Contaminant and Energy Challenges" at the 2013 Clarke Prize Conference. Her research includes pressure retarded osmosis for low energy desalination, among other topics. Watch the video on YouTube.

 

Download the presentation slides (3.16 MB PDF)

 

 

 

 

IRWD’s Biosolids and Energy Recovery Project

Paul Cook of the Irvine Ranch Water District presented on “IRWD’s Biosolids and Energy Recovery Project” at the 2012 Clarke Prize Conference. Cook has 22 years of experience in water and wastewater system projects in both the public and private sectors. Watch the video on YouTube.

 

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Producing Energy, Not Biosolids, through Anaerobic Domestic Wastewater Treatment

Perry McCarty of Stanford University presented on “Producing Energy, Not Biosolids, through Anaerobic Domestic Wastewater Treatment” at the 2012 Clarke Prize Conference. McCarty received the Clarke Prize Award in 1997. Watch the video on YouTube.

 

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Using Photosynthetic Microorganisms to Generate Renewable Energy Feedstock

Bruce Rittmann of Arizona State University (ASU) presented on “Using Photosynthetic Microorganisms to Generate Renewable Energy Feedstock” at the 2012 Clarke Prize Conference. Rittmann is the director of Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology and Regents’ Professor of Environmental Engineering at ASU. Watch the video on YouTube.

 

Download the presentation slides (2 MB PDF)

 

 

 

Microbial Fuel Cells Meet Salinity Gradient Energy

Bruce Logan of The Pennsylvania State University presented on “Microbial Fuel Cells Meet Salinity Gradient Energy” at the 2012 Clarke Prize Conference. Logan is best known for his groundbreaking work on microbial fuel cells, which are bioreactors that use natural bacteria to break down organic matter in wastewater, producing both electricity and treated effluent. Watch the video on YouTube.

 

Download the presentation slides (3.3 MB PDF)

 

 

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CLARKE PRIZE LECTURES


Schnoor

Water Sustainability in a Changing World

By Jerald Schnoor, University of Iowa 

Jerry Schnoor presented the 2010 Clarke Prize Lecture on "Water Sustainability in a Changing World."


Click here to download the 2010 Clarke Lecture.

 

 

 

Logan

Energy Sustainability of the Water Infrastructure

By Bruce Logan, The Pennsylvania State University

Bruce Logan presented the 2009 Clarke Lecture on "Energy Sustainability of the Water Infrastructure."

Click here to download the 2009 Clarke Lecture.

 

 

 

James L. Barnard, Ph.D., PR.ENG., BCEE

Elimination of Eutrophication through Resource Recovery

By James Barnard, Black & Veatch Corporation

James Barnard presented the 2007 Clarke Lecture on "Elimination of Eutrophication through Resource Recovery."

Click here to download the 2007 Clarke Lecture

 

 

 

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PUBLICATIONS

 

Direct Potable Reuse: Benefits for Public Water Supplies, Agriculture, the Environment, and Energy Conservation

White Paper prepared January 2012

By Edward Schroeder, University of California, Davis, et al.

20 pages