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Energy Water Nexus

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01/15/16 EST - 05/23/16 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
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05/23/16 EDT - 06/07/16 EDT
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06/07/16 EDT - 06/15/16 EDT
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06/16/16 EDT - 07/05/16 EDT
Voting Period
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07/05/16 EDT - 07/31/16 EDT
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08/01/16 EDT
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What actions can address interdependent water-energy challenges, and drive us toward a secure water and energy future?

Water and energy are vital to sustain human life. The provision of secure, safe, and sustainable water and energy supplies are universal goals in every society. The “water-energy nexus” is the fundamental insight that energy is “water thirsty”, and that the provision of water is energy-intensive. At its simplest, this can be broken down into “water for energy” - water used for cooling power plants, processing fuels, etc.- and “energy for water” - energy used to move, treat, and heat water. Thus, access to clean water and sanitation can be limited by insufficient electricity, and protection of water against contamination can save energy while rising temperatures and droughts can disrupt electricity production. In the face of climate change, energy and water systems will continue to evolve, driven by mitigation measures affecting energy portfolios and technologies, and adaptation measures addressing floods, drought and heatwaves. The energy-water nexus implies that challenges and opportunities in each create tradeoffs and synergies in the other; innovative strategies for conserving or recycling water will alter energy use, and vice versa. This contest seeks high-impact proposals providing a feasible action that can be taken at any scale —local, national, regional, and international — that can drive us towards a sustainable and secure water and energy future. All proposals are welcome: technologies, policies, products, community projects, educational programs.

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Net Zero Carbon Energy -- The 100% Energy-Water Nexus SolutionNet Zero Foundation

5/23/16 team only
We have 100% of technology off-the-shelf to make all buildings Net Zero Carbon! Ends all water use for electric generation and chillers.

Anticonvection Heat Pipes for Solar Stills, HVAC, and Aquaticsjpdeyst

5/23/16 team only
Anticonvection heatpipes could improve solar stills and other other energy and aquatic applications: passive HVAC, pond aeration, etc.

Infrastructure for a Livable FutureCRWA

5/23/16 team only
Community Water and Energy Centers produce reliable, renewable and resilient energy and clean water while restoring the natural environment.

Fresh Water and ENERGY from Hard or Sea WaterWARANG

5/23/16 team only
A scalable climate resilient system that taps into hard or sea water to provide fresh water and energy and saves from brine disposal issues.

Distilled Water From Combusted Fossil FuelSidel Systems USA

5/23/16 team only
In every 1 million Btu's of combusted natural gas are 5 gallons of recoverable ~ distilled water.

Deep water desalinationbaggettm68

5/22/16 team only
A RO filter could be submerged in deep seawater where the ambient pressure would purify water. Wave action pumps bring water to the shore.

Energy Water Nexus: Marine Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and ProfitsiWENN

5/20/16 team only
Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and Profits: A Mediterranean Marine Hyperloop/Refugee/Environmental Collaborative Proposal

Agroforestry for Water and Energynaresh

5/20/16 team only
Agroforestry a system of land use in which harvestable trees or shrubs are grown among or around crops.

Water pipes as antenadeivisbluz

5/19/16 anyone
Water pipes works as antena

Harvesting Energy and Water From your Roof for Sustainable LivingLRWHF

5/17/16 team only
Collect all your Energy and Water Need from your Roof

The Electrical Connection- Urban Solar Water in Dar es Salaam, Tanzaniaedbourque

5/15/16 team only
Using the power of the sun to bring water to those who depend upon electrical grid or fossil fuel power to lift water from deep wells.

The Integrated Water, Energy, Nutrient Nexus Management Protocol-Early DraftiWENN

5/13/16 team only
The Integrated Water-Energy-Nutrient Nexus (iWENN) Management Protocol Applies a System of Systems View to Marine Centric Resources.

Water from Airdarkpasteldiaries

5/13/16 team only
Water from Air : To condense the air to make water. Peru has created a billboard that can make water.

Going Green TV Show Kenyaggkenya

5/10/16 team only
The first step towards mitigation of climate change effects is the awerenes of environimentally friendly sources of energy, renewable energy

Rainwater harvestinghira

4/26/16 team only
Rainwater harvesting is a technology used for collecting and storing rainwater from rooftops using simple techniques such as jars and pots.

Supply all global water needs via pipelines from the oceans to inland farms etc.Eco Inventions

4/14/16 team only
Supply all global water needs via pipelines, from our oceans after filtering the salt and contaminants with graphene water filters.

INDIVIDUAL WATER HARVESTING MANTRA RE-INVENTED BY FIRST GURU OF SIKHS IN INDIAtsl

4/12/16 team only
INDIAN SAINTS SECURED CLIMATIC AND NATURAL BALANCE THROUGH INDIVIDUAL WATER HARVESTING REINVENTED BY GURU NANAK THE FIRST GURU OF SIKHS

It is the application that matters!Venkatesh_G

4/10/16 team only
Water scarcity? Treated wastewater is a great source of water. Worried about sewage sludge? Look upon WWTPs as power plants!

Excess Renewable Electricity at Midday to Power Desalinationbrownoncarr

3/27/16 team only
The cost of desalination is all about energy use. So, we run desalination plants when there's excess solar energy around, no storage needed!

Simple solar kettle and kitchen toolsa few loose marbles

3/26/16 team only
Simple solar kettle using black marbles

C.A.E.S. Texas Grid and GOM Desalination Project for Central TexasJeffreyPickett

3/22/16 team only
Clean water. Renewable energy to power desalination plant and for peak grid exponentially reduced.