Energy, Water and Climate: Connecting the Dots

Image from Manian Ramesh’s presentation

December 16, 2009, 12:00 -1:30 PM
2325 Rayburn House Office Building


From the minute we turn the lights on and brush our teeth in the morning, we rely on energy and water for our quality of life. These two critical resources are intimately connected: it takes energy to treat and transport water, and most power generation requires water. Climate change and other trends such as population growth are likely to affect both, as we shift to lower-carbon energy sources and many regions experience diminishing water resources. This briefing will examine current and future relationships between energy and water and the implications of a changing climate.


ACS Science & the Congress Project and the ACS Committee on Corporation Associates

Introductory Remarks

Anne DeMasi

The Dow Chemical Company

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