Exploring the energy to water interface

All staff with research interests related to, or applicable at, the energy-water interface are invited to an interdisciplinaryworkshop to explore collaborative research opportunities.

The workshop and associated follow-up activities are funded under the EPSRC Bridging the Gaps Scheme, and supported by the Centre for Integrated Energy Research and water@leeds.

The workshop aims to:

  • identify research project concepts to be explored further following the workshop (e.g. as research project proposals, or a studentship proposals for the Doctoral Training Centre for Low Carbon Technologies)
  • plan research and stakeholder engagement activities to establish the priority research questions at energy-water interface (which will lead to a high-profile publication)
  • provide the opportunity to network informally
Research areas and interests to be explored include, but are not restricted to:
  • technologies at the energy-water interface -for energy generation (e.g. hydropower, offshore wind, waste), and for improving (water and energy) efficiency
  • utility (water and energy) use, demand management and business opportunities in the transition to a low carbon economy
  • policy interventions and regulatory frameworks to enable the transition to sustainable energy and water systems
  • resilience of the energy and water systems
  • embedded water and energy in products and services
  • impacts of the energy system in the marine/aquatic environment - e.g. impact of carbon storage and unconventional fossil fuels on the marine environment and watersystems
  • managing the conflicts between water resources and energy production
  • the design of complex socio-technical systems within the energy and water sectors

 The workshop will take place:

On:  Thursday 24 November

At:   3-5pm

In:   School of Earth & Environment seminar room 8.119

To register to attend, or if you require any further information, please contact Chris Martin (tel. 31950) or Rebecca Slack (tel. 33373). 

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