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Down the Drain, Up in Smoke: Exploring the Water-Energy Nexus in the Chicago Region

Listen to this Aug. 3, 2010, event, the second in MPC and Openland's summer series, "Choosing our Water Future." This roundtable explores:

  • The energy demands of water systems, and the water demands of energy production,
  • The impact of energy costs for water consumption on municipal budgets in northeastern Illinois,
  • The potential for monetization of water-energy savings, and
  • National and international best practices in utility planning and water-energy conservation.

The event also featured a special briefing on Veolia Water North America’s new Water Impact Index, the first indicator enabling a comprehensive assessment of the effect of human activity on water resources.

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