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Case studies of the second workshop

The following case studies are being developed by participants in the COST workshops 1 and 2, with publication in a special issue of a journal scheduled for early 2010.

Case study 1: Food-water-energy synergies in Spain: challenges, opportunities, and creative local solutions

  • Anna Osann, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
  • Consuelo Varela and Alberto Garrido, Universidad Politécnica Madrid
    Mayte Aldaya, Universidad Complutense Madrid and the University of Twente
  • Milagros Couchoud, IMDEA
  • Jesús Ruiz Castellano, IDAE
  • Andrés del Campo, FENACORE
  • Manuel Ariza, SEIASA SyE
  • Gonzalo Saenz de Miera, Iberdrola

Case study 2: Carbon reduction policies in Australia: Implications for the stationary energy and water sectors

  • Debborah Marsh, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Barry Newell, The Australian National University
  • Deepak Sharma, University of Technology, Sydney

Case study 3: Energy and water costs related to the cultivation of energy crops: general perspectives and a case study in Tuscany region, central Italy

  • S. Orlandini, M. Mancini, F. Orlando and A. Dalla Marta, Department of Agronomy and Lana Management, University of Florence
  • G. Maracchi, Foundation for Climate and Sustainability, Florence.

Case study 4: The Energy-Water Nexus and Its Policy Implications: China’s Case Study

Xingshu Zhao, Chinese Academy of Science

Case study 5: The Energy-Water Nexus in Texas (including coastal desalination and long-haul transfer)

  • Ashlynn S. Stillwell, Carey W. King, Michael E. Webber, Ian J. DuncanUniversity of Texas at Austin
  • Amy Hardberger, Environmental Defense Fund

Case study 6: Underground Thermal Energy Storage (UTES) in the Netherlands: environmental risks and policy

  • Matthijs Bonte, Gerard van den Berg, Adriana Hulsmann and Annemarie van WezelKWR Watercycle Research Institute, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands

Case study 7: Opportunities for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Relating to the Supply, Use and Treatment of Water and Wastewater in England and Wales

  • Amanda Turner and Andy Howe, Environment Agency UK

Case study 8: Multi-dam approach to balancing power generation and ecological benefits; Penobscot River case study, Maine, USA.

  • Jeff Opperman,The Nature Conservancy, Global Freshwater Program
  • Colin Apse, The Nature Conservancy Eastern Division Freshwater Program
  • J. Royte, The Nature Conservancy Marine Field Office
  • Laura Rose-Day, Penobscot River Restoration Trust

Case study 9: The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Forum and the development of a Sustainability Protocol: a promising mechanism for optimizing energy production and sustainable use of water

  • Helen Locher, International Hydropower Association
  • Daryl Fields, World Bank
  • George Green, IUCN

Case study 10: Energy and water consumption in food production: soil management as a tool for greater energy and water security

  • Peter Holm and Christian Bugge Henriksen, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Case study 11: Water demands in the energy sector: a comparative study (title tbc)

  • Arjen Hoekstra and Winnie Gerbens, The University of Twente and the Water Footprint Network


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COST is an intergovernmental European framework for international cooperation between nationally funded research activities. COST creates scientific networks and enables scientists to collaborate in a wide spectrum of activities in research and technology. COST Activities are administered by the COST Office.


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