Deriving insight at the intersection of the Energy-Water Nexus

Speaker:  Jibonananda Sanyal – Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Topic(s):  Information Systems, Search, Information Retrieval, Database Systems, Data Mining, Data Science


Energy and water generation and delivery systems are inherently interconnected. With demand for energy growing, the energy sector is experiencing increasing competition for water.  With increasing population and changing environmental, socioeconomic, and demographic scenarios, new technology and investment decisions must be made for optimized and sustainable energy-water resource management. This also requires novel scientific insights into the complex interdependencies of energy-water infrastructures across multiple space and time scales.  An integrated data driven modeling, analysis, and visualization capability is needed to understand, design, and develop efficient local and regional practices for the energy-water infrastructure components that can be guided with strategic (federal) policy decisions to ensure national energy resilience.  

To meet this need of the energy-water nexus (EWN) community, a knowledge discovery framework is needed to accomplish two objectives:
Robust data management and geovisual analytics that provides access to disparate and distributed geospatial Earth science and critical infrastructure data, socioeconomic data, and emergent ad-hoc sensor data to provide a powerful toolkit of analysis algorithms and compute resources to empower user-guided data analysis and inquiries; and 
Demonstration of knowledge generation with selected illustrative use cases for the implications of climate change for coupled land-water-energy systems through the application of state-of-the art data integration, analysis, and synthesis.

This talk illustrates the need of such a framework and highlights several use cases of energy use in changing climactic scenarios to highlight the kind of insight that can enable planners and policy makers.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  40
Duration:  50 - 60 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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