River basins and energy systems - what synergies are possible and how can they be discovered?
|Dates:||3 November 2020|
|Times:||15:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Global Development Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Professor Julien Harou|
Traditionally planners considered the effects of water and energy systems on the other in simplified ways or not at all. This has often led to inefficient use of resources and a somewhat arbitrary allocation of benefits and costs across sectors and geographic regions. Yet the need to decarbonise energy systems is introducing unprecedented interdependencies in multi-resource systems, and creating demand for integrated water-energy systems.
Julien will present a framework developed by FutureDAMS which uses new methods of jointly designing river basins and energy systems. The approach using a trade-off analysis that considers multiple societal objectives and demonstrates how portfolios of infrastructure investments and policy interventions can result in good outcomes under a range of plausible futures.
Professor Julien Harou
Role: Chair in Water Engineering
Organisation: Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
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