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Energy/Water Website available

A new website dedicated to Sandia’s Energy/Water efforts is now live and available to view. The site provides a program overview, examples of the program’s work, and even access to research, data, models, and decision support tools that address water supply challenges faced by the US. Focus areas include water treatment, data modeling and analysis, [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Energy-Water Nexus, News, News & Events, Water Security|Comments Off on Energy/Water Website available

Sandians Recognized in Environmental Science & Technology’s Best Paper Competition

A paper by Vince Tidwell, Barbie Moreland, and Katie Zemlick (all currently in or formerly members of Sandia’s Earth Systems Analysis Dept.), “Geographic footprint of electricity use for water services in the western US,” was selected by Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) as the 2014 first runner-up for best paper in the “Environmental Technology” category. [...]

DOE EERE Technologist in Residence Pilot

The EERE Technologist in Residence pilot program is intended to catalyze strong national laboratory–industry relationships that result in significant growth in high-impact collaborative R&D. This pilot program’s goals are to increase collaborative R&D between national laboratories and private-sector companies and develop a streamlined method for companies to establish long-term relationships with national laboratories that result [...]

Sandia Team Attends World Water Week in Stockholm

Stephanie Kuzio, Vince Tidwell, and Tom Lowry (all from Sandia’s Earth Systems Analysis Dept.), represented Sandia’s Water and Environment Program (part of the Sandia’s Climate & Environment Program Area) at World Water Week in Stockholm August 31–September 5th. The theme for this year’s conference was Energy and Water, and Vince Tidwell was invited to speak [...]

By | December 12th, 2014|Climate, Energy, Global Climate & Energy, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Water Security|Comments Off on Sandia Team Attends World Water Week in Stockholm

Sandians Published in American Chemical Society’s Environmental Science & Technology

Electricity use by water service sector and county. Shown are electricity use by (a) large-scale conveyance, (b) groundwater irrigation pumping, (c) surface water irrigation pumping, (d) drinking water, and (e) wastewater. Aggregate electricity use across these sectors (f) is also mapped. Vince Tidwell and Barbie Moreland (both in Sandia’s Earth Systems Analysis Dept.) [...]

By | December 11th, 2014|Analysis, Climate, Energy, Global Climate & Energy, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Systems Analysis, Water Security|Comments Off on Sandians Published in American Chemical Society’s Environmental Science & Technology

Sandia Co-Hosts “Climate Risk Forum: Bridging Climate Science and Actuarial Practice”

This Fall event was a follow-up to a Climate and Environment Program Area meeting with the California governor’s office in July. There, the California Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, recognized the value of Sandia’s climate-impact modeling and analysis work, led by Stephen Conrad (manager of Sandia’s Resilience and Regulatory Effects Dept.), and wanted to connect that [...]

By | December 4th, 2014|Analysis, Climate, Facilities, Global, Global Climate & Energy, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, NISAC, Water Security|Comments Off on Sandia Co-Hosts “Climate Risk Forum: Bridging Climate Science and Actuarial Practice”

Mapping Water Availability in the Western US

The Rio Grande River north of Albuquerque, New Mexico. In the majority of western US regions, freshwater availability is a challenging factor for developing new power plants. In some basins, surface and/or groundwater may be available through permitting with the state water-management agency, alternatively water might be purchased and transferred out of its [...]

By | September 16th, 2014|Capabilities, Climate, Global Climate & Energy, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities, Water Security|Comments Off on Mapping Water Availability in the Western US

Sandian Invited to Speak at “Addressing the Food, Water, and Energy Nexus”

Sandia’s Howard Passell. Howard Passell (in Sandia’s Earth Systems Analysis Dept.) was invited to provide an opening introduction at the February 11th event, “Addressing the Food, Water, and Energy Nexus,” organized by the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, Energy and Environment Program and the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security in Washington, D.C. Howard’s [...]

By | April 1st, 2014|Analysis, Climate, Energy, News, News & Events, Systems Analysis, Water Security|Comments Off on Sandian Invited to Speak at “Addressing the Food, Water, and Energy Nexus”

Sandia Participated in the 2013 Domenici Public Policy Conference

Marianne Walck, Director of Sandia’s Geoscience, Climate, and Consequence Effects Center, spoke on “Hydraulic Fracturing: The Role of Government-Sponsored R&D” as part of a session on “The Future of American Energy” at the 2013 Domenici Public Policy Conference, held in Las Cruces, New Mexico on September 18–19. Her presentation was part of a session titled “Pros [...]

By | October 17th, 2013|Carbon Capture & Storage, Carbon Storage, Climate, Earth Sciences Research Center, Energy, Global Climate & Energy, Global Climate & Energy, News, News & Events, Systems Analysis, Systems Engineering, Water Security|Comments Off on Sandia Participated in the 2013 Domenici Public Policy Conference

Sandia, the Atlantic Council, and NM Water Resource Research Institute Sponsor Roundtable on Western Water Scarcity

The Rio Grande river is one of the primary freshwater resources for New Mexico, Texas, and northern Mexico. It is subject to international treaty regulation and demands from agriculture, municipalities, and industry. Properly (and sustainably) managing this resource is essential to the survival of a large portion of the southwest. Sandia, the Atlantic [...]

By | October 4th, 2013|Climate, Global, Global Climate & Energy, News, News & Events, Partnership, Water Security, Workshops|Comments Off on Sandia, the Atlantic Council, and NM Water Resource Research Institute Sponsor Roundtable on Western Water Scarcity