Water – Energy

WATER USAGE IN POWER GENERATION • IRRIGATION WITH IMPORTED AND RECLAIMED WATER • WATER FOOTPRINT OF ACTIVITIES, GOODS, SERVICES • WATER BANKING • ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF WATER: RECLAMATION, DIRECT AND INDIRECT POTABLE REUSE, DESALINATION

Energy – Water

POWER GENERATION IN DROUGHT PERIODS • ENERGY FOOTPRINT OF WATER • WATER-ENERGY EFFICIENCY • WASTE-TO-ENERGY • WATER PRODUCTION WITH WASTE ENERGY

PROJECTS

PROJECT ARCHIVE

About the Irvine WEX Center

The Irvine Water Energy Nexus Center promotes comprehensive and trans-disciplinary approaches to water efficiency, energy efficiency, and greenhouse gas reduction in an urban environment with a diverse, rapidly growing population.

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Objectives

  • To act as a collaborative bridge between our faculty members and our external partners (i.e. water agencies, government, industries) to advance research and education at the water–energy nexus
  • To advance fundamental knowledge on energy efficiency of water management, treatment, distribution, and end-use
  • To advance fundamental knowledge on greenhouse gas emission (e.g., production, emission, capture, mitigation, adaptation, monitoring, modeling) from water and wastewater processes and infrastructure
  • To study the effectiveness of water efficiency (e.g. conservation and reuse), energy efficiency (i.e. optimization, reduction and recovery), and greenhouse gas reduction strategies in the water sector
  • To exploit productive synergies among water and energy systems to increase education and promote safe and productive use of nontraditional water sources
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Leadership Team

Photo of Diego Rosso Ph.D.
Diego Rosso, Ph.D.
Director Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Photo of Betty Olson Ph.D.
Betty Olson, Ph.D.
Associate Director Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Photo of Reza Sobhani Ph.D.
Reza Sobhani, Ph.D.
Center Manager Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Partners

The Center is a partnership with many faculty members, a variety of departments at UC Irvine, and Industrial Partners.

 

University Departments and Programs

Industrial Partners

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WEX Fellows

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Contact Us

Reza Sobhani, Ph.D.

Manager, Water-Energy Nexus (WEX) Center
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

844G Engineering TowerUniversity of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2175

Phone: (949) 824-9020