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Webcast: The Energy/Water Nexus: A case study of the Arkansas River Basin

Webcast: The Energy/Water Nexus: A case study of the Arkansas River Basin

Date: 7/24/2008

Contact: Stacy Tellinghuisen, Western Resource Advocates

Phone: (303) 444-1188 x216

This was the third in a series of Webcasts sponsored by Wind Powering America with the purpose of reaching out to the Agricultural Community. The presentation lasted approximately 1 hour and was followed by a half hour available for questions and answers.

During this Webcast Stacy Tellinghuisen of Western Resource Advocates presented on the topic "The Energy/Water Nexus: A case study of the Arkansas River Basin." Water is essential to sustain agriculture, municipalities, industrial operations, and many forms of electricity generation. As cities and electricity needs grow, finite water resources will become more stressed; increased ethanol production and climate change may exacerbate these stresses. Using the Arkansas River Basin in Colorado and western Kansas as a case study, Stacy examined future water demands under "business as usual" and several alternative development scenarios. The project abstract is attached (PDF 60 KB).

Western Resource Advocates recently completed a similar analysis on future water demands in the State of Nevada. That report, along with the report on the Arkansas River Basin, will be published soon and will be available on the Western Resource Advocates Web site. If you would like a hard copy, please contact Stacy Tellinghuisen."

This information was last updated on July 22, 2008