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US-Mexico Energy-Water Nexus projects

Since its inception, the Bill Lane Center has focused on the entire western part of North America, from western Canada down through Mexico. Recent years have brought an increased focus on engagement with Mexico on energy and water policy and cross-border collaboration. The Center’s efforts work in tandem with the State of California’s commitment to tackling climate change and working together with its southern neighbor.

Through sponsored research projects, graduate and undergraduate energy internships, and the work of The California Global Energy, Water & Infrastructure Innovation Initiative led by Blas L. Pérez Henríquez, the Center is driving the conversations about the environmental and energy futures of western North America.


Inaugural Workshop

“Water-Energy Nexus in the Context of Climate Change,” October 1-2, 2015

See the agenda and participants for the inaugural workshop at Stanford University.

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Event Report

Climate Concerns: Managing Water and Energy Resources along the US-Mexico Border

Scholars from the United States and Mexico gathered at Stanford this fall to discuss the intersections of climate change, water management and energy policy at the border of those two countries.

Collaborative initiatives addressing the water-energy nexus are needed to more ​effectively manage those critical resources as the global climate changes, said Newsha Ajami, who organized the Oct. 1-2 workshop in coordination with the Bill Lane Center for the American West, titled “Water-Energy Nexus in the Context of Climate Change.”

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