Energy and Water
Water use decisions can have significant energy impacts.
Moving, heating and treating water can all expend a significant
amount of energy. Being aware of this connection, which
is often hidden from plain sight, can help to reduce energy
use and cut the amount of pollution in our skies.
Down the Drain," a report we cowrote with the NRDC,
asks policy makers and water users to think about energy
use when making decisions about water issues. Better understanding
this relationship will help us make better decisions --
benefiting everyone across the state.
to Air Models provide tools to help water managers understand
the energy, and air pollution, implications of water management