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Strengthening the water-energy nexus and non-traditional waters technology adaptation

Scenarios for recycled-water dependent electricity sector are needed to create a foundation for water-energy decision making in California for climate change adaptation planning in the electricity  sector. In an upcoming project funded and managed by the CERC-WET collaborative, we will develop scenarios for California‚Äôs electricity generation sector that involve a high degree of reliance on recycled water, and evaluate a range of potential contract structurse between recycled water suppliers and thermal power costumers.

The Center has a long history of supporting a broad suite of research to overcome barriers to non-traditional waters technology (graywater reuse/recycling, stormwater capture, etc.). Recent publications, authored by past initiative staff and current Center scholars such as Yoram Cohen, have focused on the potential for on-site residential graywater recycling, including in Water Environment Research and the American Water Works Association.