August 18-19, 2015
Shilo Hotel and Conference Center, Idaho Falls, ID
Tickets now on sale for the early-bird price of $219! Includes four full meals over two days, plus a reception sponsored by CAES on Aug. 18. Price goes up to $239 on Monday, June 22!
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.”
What’s the “water-energy nexus?”
For complete information on all confirmed speakers, click here.
Sen. James Risch
James K. Hill, Canadian Consul General-Seattle
EPA Acting Assistant Administrator Lek Kadeli
NRC Commissioner Kristine Svinicki
DOE Under Secretary for Science and Energy Lynn Orr
DOE Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Energy Mike Knotek
DOE Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy John Kotek
Western Governors Association Director James Ogsbury
Dr. Suzanne van Drunick, National Director of EPA’s Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research
California Energy Commissioner David Hochschild
And, watch this space for new speakers as they confirm!
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