Tim Magee attended the workshop “Understanding the Water-Energy Nexus: Integrated Water and Power System Modelling” organized jointly by the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy(DOE) on September 28–29, 2016 at the Joint Research Centre’s Laboratories in Ispra, Italy. The two-day event focused on sharing scenarios, case studies, and modeling activities that featured energy-water tradeoffs in the power system. The participants also identified opportunities to use innovative power-water linkages in models to inform policy and other decision making, and also discussed future priorities for modeling cooperation. Tim gave a presentation, “RiverWare and the Water-Energy Nexus.”
Based on the input received from workshop participants, the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy will produce an overview of existing and future modeling activities and tools relevant to water-energy nexus.