Water & Energy

We’re developing tools and best management practices to promote energy efficiency through water conservation, while reducing energy consumption in the treatment and use of water.

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What's New

November 30, 2018

Insight on Integrated Water Resource Management and the rise of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

May 10, 2018

A new wastewater treatment plant under construction in Redwood Shores will be the largest to test Stanford-developed technology that significantly reduces the cost of cleaning water. The key: bacteria that eschew oxygen...

In Focus

Report: Tapping the Electricity Sector for Innovative, Multi-Purpose Water Projects

Stanford researchers apply lessons learned from the electricity sector to the water sector, uncovering specific tools that have been used to fund and implement distributed energy projects. Through this exploration they create a financing and governance framework, highlighting mechanism applicable to the water sector.

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In the Media

May 13, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle

Frank Wolak is quoted in an article discussing the controversy of a dam proposal in the Sierra Nevada.

January 18, 2018
News Review

Newsha Ajami quoted on using desalination plants in California as part of the states solution to drought.