The Water/Energy Nexus

The Water/Energy Nexus

Princeton is working with a number of companies at the intersection of water resource management and energy consumption. Water-related end uses consume about 20% of California’s electricity and about 30% of its natural gas. The goal of achieving a sustainable energy future is inextricably bound with the goal of achieving a sustainable water future. Measures to improve the efficiency of water use are often very cost-effective, but market-distorting price signals and outmoded legal structures inhibit their implementation. Thus, the solution requires innovative thinking in business models as well as technology.
As part of its focus on working with Israeli water technology companies, Princeton participated in the WATEC Conference in Tel Aviv in October 2015 – where both Jim Walker and Nissim Ezekiel made presentations at relevant Panels.