California’s Water – Energy Relationship

Summary: California’s growing population drives the demand for water and energy supplies, exponentially straining the state’s electricity delivery systems. This report will explore the effectiveness of water conservation efforts during multi-year drought periods. It will examine the water-use life cycle, identify opportunities for further conservation, and the effects from future changes. A key recommendation is a comprehensive statewide water-energy program where water and energy sectors closely collaborate towards similar goals, and incentivize stakeholders to optimize resources.

Keywords: Water-Energy Relationship, Water Treatment, Waste-Water Treatment, Distribution, End-Use Efficiency, Distributed Generation

Categories: Publication, Report

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