Committee On Energy And The Environment Nexus
Purpose: To foster systems and technologies that provide a sustainable source of power and energy for society while minimizing the impacts of said systems and technologies on the environment and available natural resources. Examples of critical importance are (1) address the "energy/water nexus" and reducing the amount of fresh water consumed in power/energy production is minimized given increasing global fresh water shortages, (2) confirm hydraulic fracturing methods used to enhance oil and natural gas recovery do not contaminate drinking water sources, (3) define prudent means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with power generation, to reduce their effects on global climate change.
Stuart Ellsworth, P.E., RG, M.ASCE
John T. Henning, P.E., M.ASCE
Mahmoud Shakouri, A.M.ASCE
Ashlynn Suzanne Stillwell, EIT, A.M.ASCE