ERP, ITRC & UKWRIP Workshop: Energy & Water Interdependencies
In December 2014, a workshop relating to the ERP project work Resource Use Strategies was held in collaboration with the Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium & the UK Water Research & Innovation Partnership. The workshop had the primary objectives to:
- Better define interdependencies;
- Identify their implications for current and future energy & water infrastructure investment, management, design and implementation;
- Identify sources and patterns of interdependent disruptions or failures and discuss ways of preventing them;
- Agree on possible governance tools – platforms, mechanisms and communities to facilitate closer cooperation between the two sectors.
Presentations and audio recordings relating to the workshop event can be found in the links below. A full workshop report has now been published and can be found here.
ITRC-UKWRIP-ERP Energy and Water Interdependencies Workshop #UKEW
Session 1: What is infrastructure interdependence and why it matters?
Session 2: Interdependencies between the water and the energy sectors – models, tools & case studies
11:20 – 11:30 Q&A (Audio Recording)
Session 3: Interdependent failure & its consequences: critical hotspots analysis – models, tools & case studies
12:20 – 12:30 Q&A (Audio Recording)
Session 4: Governance and Regulation – interdependency planning, management framework & case studies
13:20 – 13:30 Q&A (Audio Recording)
Afternoon Session: facilitated discussion chaired by Jim Watson
14.15 – 14.45 Part 1 assessed the current status of interdependencies between the water and energy sectors. Key themes:
- Areas of interdependencies
- Impacts of interdependencies – risks and opportunities
- Existing policies addressing interdependencies
- Other initiatives addressing interdependencies
14.45 – 15.25 Part 2 aimed to capture the perceived barriers and facilitators to inform the management of interdependencies. The following categories were suggested:
15.25 – 15.50 Part 3 focused on gathering suggestions for possible initiatives required to plan and prepare for better management of infrastructure interdependencies in the future.
- Partnerships (between any social segments, government agencies, NGOs, industry representative bodies, advisory committees, new bodies, regulators, academia, etc)
- Lines of research
- Reform (i.e. reformed regulatory arrangements, demand-side measures etc.),
16.05 – 16.45 Part 4 – Jim Watson presented a summary of the generated output, followed by an open panel discussion (Audio Recording)