UC Berkeley, in partnership with UC Irvine and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, was awarded a five-year, multi-million dollar international research consortium that tackles water-related aspects of energy production and use.
The consortium will accelerate the transition to an efficient, low-carbon economy while mitigating the long-term threat of climate change.
The project's principal investigator is Ashok Gadgil, Distinguished Professor of Safe Water and Sanitation at UC Berkeley’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and deputy of research at Berkeley Lab’s Energy Technologies Area.
Of the five topic areas in the project, the treatment and management of non-traditional water areas is lead by CEE Professor David Sedlak, and the data and analysis to inform planning and policy area is co-lead by CEE Professor Arpad Horvath.
See Berkeley to lead U.S.-China energy and water consortium (Berkeley News)