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Energy-Water Nexus 2015

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Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Mar 6, 2015 08:00 EST - Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT
Proposal revisions
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Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT - Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT - Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
Winners are awarded

Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
What immediate actions can we take to address energy-water nexus challenges?

Energy and water are both key resources for societies all around the world, and complex interdependencies exist between the two systems.  This has been coined the “energy-water nexus.”  At its simplest, this can be broken down into “water for energy” - water utilization for cooling thermoelectric power plants, hydraulic fracturing, geothermal energy, enhanced oil recovery, biomass, and hydropower - and “energy for water” - energy utilization for water management, treatment, desalination, distribution, and heating.

In the face of climate change, the relationship between energy and water systems will continue to evolve, driven by mitigation measures affecting energy portfolios and technologies, and adaptation measures addressing changing precipitation and temperature patterns.  This contest seeks high-impact proposals providing an immediate, feasible action that can be taken to address any local, national, regional, or international challenge at the nexus of energy and water. 

9 Proposals
Oct 26, 2015
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Oct 22, 2015
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Oct 22, 2015
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Oct 22, 2015
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Jul 14, 2015
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SUFI provides an integrated hub that sustainably manages the urban energy-water-food nexus in an era of climate change.
Jul 9, 2015
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Deep water electrolysis produces hydrogen with the potential to produce mechanical, electrical and gravitational energy as well as water.
Jun 13, 2015
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By capturing water values of energy planning in water-scarce places, economics can guide sustainable and pro-poor water and energy policies
May 7, 2015
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I propose to combine CHP biogas cogeneration systems in wastewater treatment plants to power water desalination systems.
Apr 1, 2015
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Hydrogen production and use system via desalination of water using solar, wind, biochem for at "point of use" in existing combustion engines