Live Twitter #EnergyWaterChat
Questions about the Energy-Water Nexus? Ask the Experts
Sept. 3, 2014, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (CDT)
Photo credit: Argonne National Library
Do you want to learn more about how energy and water are fundamentally intertwined and what this means for our future?
August 31st – September 5th marks World Water Week, an annual event hosted by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) that serves as a platform for over 200 collaborating organizations to discuss water and development issues around the globe. This year’s theme is the “Energy-Water Nexus,” and participants will examine how we develop and manage energy and water for the good of society and ecosystems.
In honor of this event, Environmental Defense Fund’s energy-water nexus expert, Kate Zerrenner, and Dominique Gomez of WaterSmart Software will be hosting a live Twitter Chat on Wednesday, September 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m CST to discuss these two inextricably linked resources.
Follow @EDFEnergyEX and use the hashtag #EnergyWaterChat to join the conversation.
We’ll be talking about the importance of the energy-water nexus globally and in the U.S. Southwest, as well as the role of emerging technologies like WaterSmart Software in addressing the challenges presented by this symbiotic relationship. If you are not on Twitter, but are interested in “watching” the chat, we will also be posting a live feed of the discussion on this page on September 3rd at 12:30pm CST. If you would like to receive a reminder about this chat, please click here.
Kate leads EDF’s multi-year campaign to influence and enact state and national energy and water efficiency policy, including breaking down financial, regulatory and behavioral barriers. She also develops and implements strategies to promote energy and water efficiency and climate change solutions in Texas. Prior to joining EDF, Kate worked for the U.S. Government Accountability Office as well as the Department of Energy on the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
About Dominique Gomez
Dominique is the Director of Market Development at WaterSmart Software. She advocates for policies that prioritize municipal water conservation as an important solution to drought, water scarcity, and population growth. Prior to WaterSmart, Dominique focused on climate and environmental policy, first as a Governor’s Fellow for Governor Bill Richardson at the New Mexico Environment Department, then later as a consultant at Cascadia Consulting Group in Seattle.