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.