Water – Energy

WATER USAGE IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS • IRRIGATION WITH IMPORTED AND RECLAIMED WATER • TECHNOLOGY EVALUATIONS FOR WATER-EFFICIENT PROCESSES • NON-TRADITIONAL WATER SOURCES: RECLAMATION, DIRECT AND INDIRECT POTABLE REUSE, DESALINATION

Energy – Water

ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF THE WATER SECTOR • ENERGY INTENSITY OF WATER PROCESSING • WATER-ENERGY EFFICIENCY • WASTE-TO-ENERGY • TECHNOLOGY EVALUATIONS FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT WATER PROCESSES
 

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About the UC 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

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Partners

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