Symposium on the Water-Energy Nexus
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This event is a PG&E Energy Education Class. Center for the Built Environment / UC Berekely is reporting the AIA Continuing Education Units (3.5 LUs/HSW)

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: PG&E Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco

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Energy and water resource management have historically been treated as separate concerns. However, water is used in the production of nearly every major California energy source, and energy is used at multiple steps in water delivery and treatment systems. Risks from climate change and interest in resilience have increased awareness of the interdependence of water and energy systems. Symposium speakers will explore sustainable water use and management, water-use intensity in electrical generation, energy demands of water delivery, and case studies in which water and energy were considered in an integrated and holistic manner.

This event will be free and open to the public, available for on-site session and by live webinar.
PG&E Energy Center, 851 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103



UC Berkeley Center for the Built Environment will report the AIA (3.5 LUs/HSW) learning units.



Heather Cooley
Pacific Institute


Heather Cooley is the Co-Director of the Pacific Institute's Water Program. Ms. Cooley's research addresses the connections between water and energy, sustainable water use and management, and the hydrologic impacts of climate change.Ms. Cooley holds a B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology from University of California, Berkeley and an M.S. in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley. Prior to coming to the Pacific Institute, Ms. Cooley worked at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory studying climate and land use change, and carbon cycling.
Lyle Keck
Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

Lyle Keck’s experience with engineering and performance analysis of building systems has led to the implementation of advanced heat recovery systems, radiant heating and cooling systems, and energy conserving operational strategies. He is also active in firm-wide initiatives including water stewardship, intelligent buildings, and high performance design. Lyle holds a BS Architectural Engineering from University of Colorado, Boulder.


Prakash Rao
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Prakash Rao conducts research and analysis into the potential for reducing the energy consumption and water use impacts of the US manufacturing sector while maintaining its productivity. His work also includes analysis of large-scale desalination, focusing on its energy implications and reduction opportunities. He received a doctorate in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Rutgers University, and a BA in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.