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Collaboration on Energy and Water Gains Support from Environmental Innovation Fund

Smart electricity meter and pumped storage electric plant at Castaic Lake

Left, a smart electric meter; right, the pumped-storage hydroelectric plant at Castaic, California (Todd Lappin via Flickr/Wikimedia Commons)
 

We are pleased to announce that the Center’s collaboration with the Stanford Civil and Environmental Engineering Program has been selected as one of this year’s Environmental Venture Projects by the Stanford Woods Institute. 

The project, led by Bruce E. Cain and Ram Rajagopal, looks at the interrelationship of the energy and water sectors. Using data analytics, social science, modeling and policy expertise, this project will apply electricity smart meter data methods to water smart meter data; explore relationships between household water and electricity consumption; and pilot a water/energy feedback experiment.

“This year’s awardees represent an inspiring range of transformative approaches to cross-cutting environmental issues, geographies and disciplines,” said Nicole Ardoin, co-chair of the selection committee and an associate professor with a joint appointment in the Graduate School of Education and the Stanford Woods Institute.

Since the inceptions of the EVP program in 2004 and the Realizing Environmental Innovation Program (REIP) program in 2015, the Stanford Woods Institute has awarded more than $13 million in grants to 84 research teams representing all seven of Stanford’s academic schools and 47 departments. Working in more than 28 countries, these projects have garnered more than $51 million in follow-on funding, enabling researchers to build on and advance their initial findings.

Read more at the Stanford News Service and the Stanford Woods Institute.

 

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