National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
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Annapolis, MD 21401
Energy and Water Sustainability in Cities
Seminar presented by Ashlynn Stillwell, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois.
Energy and water resources are closely related, especially in urban environments. The urban water cycle requires energy for disinfection and distribution of drinking water, end-use water heating, and treatment of wastewater. Similarly, providing energy for urban environments requires water for thermoelectric power plant cooling and extracting, processing, and refining conventional and unconventional liquid fuels. This work explores the urban energy-water nexus at both the city scale and within the residential household. Results are pertinent for advancing toward the goal of water and energy sustainability via large-scale benchmarking and small-scale investments.
About the Speaker
Dr. Ashlynn S. Stillwell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a member of the Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering faculty, and also among the faculty in the Energy-Water-Environment Sustainability program. She earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri (2006), and an M.S. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (2010), M.P.Aff in Public Affairs (2010), and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (2013) from The University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include urban water and energy sustainability, water impacts of electric power generation, green stormwater infrastructure, and environmental policy.
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