Energy and Water Conservation: Uncovering Hidden Opportunities
Uncovering and exploring the nexus between water and energy will provide solutions for resource protection. We, in the United States are just beginning to explore this critical resource relationship. Countries around the world have been focusing on energy/water solutions for years. The International Water Association (IWA) has had this nexus as their key theme for the past two years. In any region or state where water use exceeds reasonable demand, where water shortages threaten the economy and where the well being of our citizens and the sustainability of our environment are threatened- water use efficiency can play a key role. This presentation will explore the relationship between water demand management and energy conservation. It will focus primarily on the steps needed to reduce the demand for water and subsequently energy use in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional settings. Both operational and user efficiency will be outlined, together with describing the benefits to both suppliers and users from a comprehensive approach to auditing and implementation. The presentation will develop the steps necessary for understanding the auditing process and implementation opportunities available to meet common resource management goals. Placing these opportunities in perspective with lessons learned from throughout the nation, this presentation will outline both future opportunity sectors, as well as an array of funding and financing options available to public water suppliers and local governments. Finally, a set of action steps will be outlined, providing a path for successful achievement of program goals.
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