Symposium to study solutions for energy and water sustainability

By 2035, global energy consumption will increase by 50 percent while the energy sector’s water consumption will increase by 85 percent, according to a report by the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands. At the same time, 2.8 billion people will live in areas of high water scarcity.

The 2016 Energy and Water Symposium and Industry Summit, June 22 and 23 on the UWindsor campus, will examine the interrelationships between societal energy and water use and the transition toward a more sustainable world. It will bring together scientists, engineers, policy makers, captains of industry and entrepreneurs to quantify, question and propose solutions for sustainable water and energy utilization.

Showcase your work

Organizers invite submissions of papers, panel discussions or poster presentations. For more information, visit All submissions must be sent to by Friday, February 19.

Topic targets

  • Water use in energy generation/extraction;
  • Energy use in water or wastewater treatment (including desalination, disinfection);
  • Water-energy consumption balance in unique locales (deserts, islands, etc.);
  • Life cycle inventory assessment with water and energy use;
  • Embodied water or energy;
  • Sustainable energy and water use;
  • Changes in water and energy use due to population growth, industrialization, climate change, and political conflict.

Register now. Early bird registration ends March 18. All technical sessions will take place in the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation.