Energy and Water 2011: Efficiency, Generation, Management, and Climate Impacts

July 31 - August 3, 2011
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place 
Chicago, Illinois

Technical Program

Onsite Program (PDF)

Abstract Guide (PDF)

Conference Workshops:

This year, we are pleased to announce three pre-conference workshops. Please download workshop agenda for further information.

Workshop A Agenda (PDF)

Workshop B Agenda (PDF)

Workshop C Agenda (PDF)


Workshop A: The Water, Energy, Air, Soil and Transportation Nexus
Sunday, July 31, 2011 | 8:30am - 5:00pm

This workshop will provide an overview of the major resource opportunities and shed light on their role in the resource nexus.  Topics of discussion will include: incineration with energy capture, soils, gasification, heat drying, air emission and organic waste management 

Workshop B: Pathways to Accelerating an Efficient and Low Carbon Water Future
Sunday, July 31, 2011 | 8:30am - 5:00pm

The workshop will cover up-to-date information about: “Best-in-class” policies, programs, practices and technologies for reducing energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions by water and wastewater systems and operations. Opportunities for water and wastewater agencies to enhance revenues by producing renewable energy, both electric (e.g., wind, solar, small hydropower) and gas (e.g., increasing biogas production and cleaning it up to pipeline quality gas). Regulatory, policy and other barriers & hurdles faced by innovative cross-cutting programs that have multiple value streams (water, energy and GHG reduction)

Workshop C: Greenhouse Gas Inventorying and Management for Wastewater Treatment: A How-To Guide with Industry Experts
Sunday, July 31, 2011 | 8:30am - 5:00pm

This workshop will provide participants with hands-on guidance for tracking and managing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from wastewater treatment operations. Industry experts will present sector-specific guidance on how to perform inventories for conveyance systems, treatment processes, biosolids utilization, and general operations using the most current available data and methods, including the BEAM (Biosolids Emissions Assessment Model) GHG calculator tool. Examples of current GHG management programs at large utilities including DCWASA, EBMUD, and King County will be provided, illustrating how organizations are including GHG inventories and management goals in project decision-making and planning criteria.