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Water Conservation: half-empty or half-full?

Regional Webinar Series

Water and Energy: can we conserve both?

Household water use decisions have direct implications for the energy use in water production. This webinar discussed the methodology for estimating greenhouse gas emissions associated with water production, and presented estimates of reduced electrical use resulting from homeowners' water conservation. The webinar concluded with a question-and-answer session.

Note: The webinar was recorded on April 12, 2011.

    Topics Discussed:

    Energy — Water Connections: an overview

    Presenter: Paul W. Lander, PhD, ASLA, LEED AP (bio)

    Presentation is available here (.pdf, 0.6 MB). The list of references used in the presentation is available here (.pdf, 0.5 MB).

    Water and Energy: can we conserve both? The view from the water supply side

    By David Bracciano, Demand Management Coordinator, Tampa Bay Water, Florida (bio)

    Presentation is available here (.pdf, 1.2 MB)

    The presentation focused on how water conservation and efficiency fits in with water supply development and use (from a regional perspective).

    Energy and Carbon Costs of Water Supply: a case study of Tampa Bay Water

    By: Jennison Kipp, Resource Economist and Project Manager, Program for Resource Efficient Communities, University of Florida (bio)

    Presentation is available here (.pdf, 2.1 MB)

    The energy and carbon costs of Tampa Bay Water's blended supply system were evaluated, and the results were applied to better understand the benefits associated with water conservation via demand side management, landscape management, and land use planning.

    Recording:

      The webinar recording is available in the following formats:
    • Audio recording with complimentary presentations
      You can listen to audio only recording using Windows Media Player by clicking here. Complementary set of presentations is available here (.pdf, 2.3 MB).
    • Elluminate Live! on-line collaborative environment
      Elluminate Live! recording is available here.

      You can use the sliding bar at the very bottom of your screen to scroll to the recording portion related to a specific program:
      • Energy — Water Connections: an overview
        The third mark on the sliding bar (time indicator at the bottom right corner will report "In session for 2 hours and 23 minutes")
      • Water and Energy: can we conserve both? The view from the water supply side
        Scroll to the point where the time indicator in the lower right corner states "In session for 2 hours and 44 minutes"
      • Energy and Carbon Costs of Water Supply: a case study of Tampa Bay Water
        Scroll to the point where the time indicator in the lower right corner states "In session for 3 hours and 15 minutes"
    • Narrated presentation. Narrated presentation is available upon request. Contact Tatiana Borisova tborisova@ufl.edu

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