We’re talking about the Western Energy Corridor.
It is time for a more integrated approach to address the challenges and opportunities of the water-energy nexus.” — U.S. Dept. of Energy
August 18-19, 2015
Shilo Hotel and Keefer’s Island Conference Center, Idaho Falls, ID
Scroll down this page for a list of featured speakers.
Tickets now on sale for $239! (Certain categories are lower — click here for details and to register.) Includes four full meals over two days, plus a reception featuring a special welcome and brief presentation by the Center for Advanced Energy Studies on Aug. 18.
The 2015 IES on the “water-energy nexus” will focus on the Intermountain region’s role in developing what Sen. Lisa Murkowski calls “a focused and well-coordinated public-private approach to the energy-water nexus issues (that) can promote economic growth and lead to new breakthrough technologies in water and energy resiliency.”
U.S. Sen. James Risch
Dr. Suzanne van Drunick, National Director, EPA Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research Program
Richard Boardman, INL
Dennis Gilles, U.S. Geothermal
Mike Hagood, INL/CAES
Steve Aumeier, INL/CAES
Mike McGough, NuScale
Wayne Heili, Uranium Producers Association
Byron Woertz, Western Electricity Coordinating Council
Bill Gern, UW VP Research
Pam Barrow, Director, Energy, Environmental & Sustainability, Northwest Food Processors Association
Jack McIver, UI VP Research
Britt Ide, Ide Law & Strategy
David Manning, Director Stakeholder and Community Relations, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Ron Faibish, Senior Advisor at the Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy (ARPA-E).
And, watch this space for new speakers as they confirm! The IES is a PowerPoint-free zone.
Sponsors at the $5,000 level and higher are invited to the Sponsors and Speakers dinner on Aug. 18.
“California is not unique in experiencing a destructive feedback loop in which declining water resources are devoted to energy production, and energy is required to transport water where it is increasingly scarce. Throughout much of the U.S. and the world, we manage water and energy as if they were unrelated. In reality, they are Siamese twins.”
-Carl Pope, Sierra Club