Webinars

Nexus Webinar // Carbon Reduction and Energy Efficiency in the Water and Wastewater Sector

This webinar hosted by the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency presents a series of case studies by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) related to the water-energy nexus and the pathways to increase the rate of energy efficiency in the water sector.

The linkages between water and energy consumption are significant. To produce energy, water is needed and, likewise, the provision and treatment of water requires the consumption of energy, in particular of electricity (ca. 60%). Reports and analysis demonstrated that the water sector is becoming more energy-intensive, while the energy sector is increasing its water-intensity. In 2014, 120 Mtoe of energy was used in the water sector only, and the growing global water use suggests that the numbers will be higher in the next years. Therefore, the potential to improve the energy efficiency in these processes is remarkable and the water-energy nexus has started to be increasingly included in projects. The webinar, hosted by the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, covers the following case studies:

Date and Time

  • March 20, 2019
  • 13:30 CET

Registration

Link: http://kms.energyefficiencycentre.org/elearning/carbon-reduction-and-energy-efficiency-water-and-wastewater-sector-webinar-20032019

 

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Hydropower

Conference // Water Storage and Hydropower Development for Africa

The connection of energy and water is most obvious in electricity generation through hydropower. Plus dams have an important impact on the environemtn, on water availability upstream and downstream, and thus on food production and food security. The AFRICA 2019 conference will bring together industry professionals in Namibia, a country with a variety of dams, to discuss water and energy issues relevant to Africa.

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Hydropower

Session at EGU General Assembly 2019 // Hydropower and Other Renewable Energy Sources: Integration and Planning amid the Water-Energy Nexus

The transition to a low-carbon economy and programs of nuclear power phase-out will require the development of innovative methods to integrate renewable sources of energy while minimizing the additional pressure on closely connected ecosystems. This session at the EGU General Assembly 2019 solicits contributions that describe, characterize, or model distributed renewable energy sources at different spatial and temporal scales that are relevant for the electricity systems, their interactions,...

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Hydropower

Session at EGU General Assembly 2019 // Sustainable Water Storage for Food and Energy Production

Superficial water storage is essential to sustain and stabilize water supply, food and energy production, reduce hydro-climatological hazards, and adapt to climate change. Synergistic approaches to respond to both food and energy needs and an integrated management of water are essential to respond to the WEF Nexus, in particular to attain the Sustainable Development Goals 2, 6 and 7. In that sense, dams and reservoirs play a major role in socio-economic development and presently we witness a...

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