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Edward Clerico, PE, LEED AP

Alliance Environmental, LLC

Ashok Gupta, Senior Economist

Natural Resources Council

Carey W. King, PhD

Center for International Energy & Environmental Policy The University of Texas at Austin

Susan Kaplan, Director

Sustainable Development Battery Park City Authority

Warren Liebold, Director

Metering & Conservation NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection

Paul Mankiewicz, PhD

Executive Director The Gaia Institute

Sri Rangarajan, PhD, PE, D.WRE

Manager of Watershed Planning Services HydroQual, Inc.

Jane L. Snowdon, PhD Senior Manager,

Energy and Environment: Intelligent Buildings and Smarter City Research IBM

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Capitalizing on the Water and Energy Nexus

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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?

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The William and Anita Newman Conference Center
Room 750
151 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
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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:
  • How can energy use be minimized in managing water and wastewater?
  • What cost savings are possible?
  • How can design of energy, water, and HVAC systems be integrated to    optimize performance?
  • Is individualized water metering coming?
  • What role will ASHRAE Chapter 189.1 Green Building Standards play in future system design?
  • Where are NYC water rates heading?
  • How much water drawn from aquifers could be displaced by recycled water?
  • How can rainwater be captured and reused?
  • How can wastewater be treated and reused?
  • How can stormwater be characterized, captured, and reused?
  • What are NYC’s wastewater and sewer-system infrastructure needs? How will they be met?

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