Water and energy are critical to human survival. Water acquisition, management, movement, distribution, purification, and post-use treatment are large users of energy. At the same time, energy production consumes significant amounts of water—whether it is fossil fuels, thermoelectric and nuclear power plants, solar farms, fracking, or biofuels. Population growth, increased energy demand, and climate change create an unsustainable trajectory for water consumption worldwide. Join Professor Weber as he discusses what is being done to address these concerns in Oregon and how this case study can work as a global solution.
Edward Weber, U.G. Dubach Professor of Political Science, School of Public Policy at Oregon State University
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