Berkeley Lab

Water-Energy Resilience Town Hall, February 3, 2017 at 10:30 am

The Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Energy Technologies Areas are hosting a Water-Energy Resilience Town Hall.

This Town Hall is a kickoff to discuss the lab wide “Water-Energy” LDRD initiative. There will be a set of short talks describing some current water-energy projects at the lab followed by open discussion. It will be a good opportunity for attendees to discuss ideas for proposals and network with others who are interested in responding to this call.

The event will take place on Friday, February 3, 2017 at LBNL Building 66-Auditorium from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Water-Energy: Recognizing that new paradigms are needed to quantify water-energy dependencies and to ensure water resiliency, we seek proposals that contribute to building a crosscutting Berkeley Lab Water initiative. Analogous to electricity, to ensure water resiliency, we must develop understanding and new approaches associated with water distribution, generation and storage. We thus seek LDRD proposals that focus on: improved hydroclimate prediction of water distribution; breakthrough solutions that lower the energy intensity and cost of desalination to generate water; revolutionary concepts to store and reuse water; and data science and systems analysis to enable optimized water resiliency solutions across large regions.

Click here to download the event flyer!

Climate & Ecosystems Brainstorming Session, Jan. 7, 2016 Hosted by Andy Jones

“Water-Energy Systems @ Scale” is a big topic at LBNL this year, both for ETA and EESA, which are leading a multi-Area Strategic Initiative.

Preliminary ideas within this theme include the development of seasonal and decadal climate prediction capabilities, coupled models of the California managed hydro-climate system including surface and groundwater components, as well as statistical approaches to characterizing hydro-climatic extremes.  However, this list is by no means exhaustive.

On Thursday, January 7th, at 10:00am in Room 74-104, Andy Jones will be facilitating a brainstorming session specifically on the “Climate and Ecosystem Readiness” theme of this initiative.

Please join us with your ideas as we refine our priorities and identify ways to leverage existing and budding capabilities to inform the design of climate resilient energy and water systems.