Edward Clerico, PE, LEED APAlliance Environmental, LLC
Ashok Gupta, Senior EconomistNatural Resources Council
Carey W. King, PhDCenter for International Energy & Environmental Policy The University of Texas at Austin
Susan Kaplan, DirectorSustainable Development Battery Park City Authority
Warren Liebold, DirectorMetering & Conservation NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection
Paul Mankiewicz, PhDExecutive Director The Gaia Institute
Sri Rangarajan, PhD, PE, D.WREManager of Watershed Planning Services HydroQual, Inc.
Jane L. Snowdon, PhD Senior Manager,Energy and Environment: Intelligent Buildings and Smarter City Research IBM
Capitalizing on the Water and Energy Nexus
October 28, 2009
8:30am - 11:30am
SUBJECT:How small could our city’s water footprint be? What would cost-effective, ecologically sound management of water & energy systems look like?
Wasteful water use boosts carbon emissions: moving, heating, cooling, and treating water consumes energy. It pollutes waterways: wastewater volumes swollen by stormwater routinely cause sewer-system overflows; fooding driven by climate change will exacerbate this. NYC water and wastewater costs have soared and are projected to rise higher still.Regulatory policies, infrastructure investment, new technologies, and best management practices all shape these matters. Drawing from NYC case studies, lessons learned from abroad, and research findings, our speakers will explore these questions: