Saving Water, Saving Energy- Portland Workshop, October 26th, 2009

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It is now indisputable that water and energy are interdependent. Energy development stresses water supplies while using water requires massive amounts of energy. At a time when climate change obliges us to reduce carbon emissions and enhance the resiliency of our rivers, demand for both water and energy is growing. As a result, understanding and utilizing the connections between water and energy will become increasingly vital.

In response to these issues and thanks to generous support from the Alliance for Water Efficiency, River Network is organizing a workshop titled Saving Water, Saving Energy: Integrated Approaches to Addressing Climate Change and Protecting Rivers in Portland, Oregon.

Registration is closed. Contact us if you would like to be considered for late registration

Key topics covered in this workshop include:

  • An overview of the projected effects of climate change in the Northwest
  • New tools for understanding the energy and carbpon emissions embedded in different water uses
  • The potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by promoting water conservation, efficiency, reuse and low impact development
  • Freshwater impacts of energy development
  • Local projects and incentives designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions, reduce water demand and improve water quality

Through integrated policies, programs and messaging, communities in the Northwest can take advantage of the synergies between water and energy conservation. This informational workshop is aimed at a range of stakeholders, including grassroots river and watershed groups, utility representatives, policy-makers, educators as well as citizen advocates.


Begin End Duration
Check-In 12:00pm 12:30pm 30 min.
Opening Remarks & Introduction 12:30pm 12:40pm 10 min.
Panel 1: Water, Energy and Climate Change- An Overview of Facts, Tools and Case Studies 12:40pm 2:10pm 90 min.
Break 2:10pm 2:30pm 20 min.
Panel 2: Local Projects and Incentives for Saving Water and Energy 2:30pm 4:00pm 90 min.
Group Discussion: Ideas for Collective Action in Portland and the Northwest 4:00pm 5:00pm 60 min.
Refreshments Served 4:30pm

Download a detailed agenda


River Network would like to thank the Alliance for Water Efficiency for providing funding for this event. We would also like to thank the following organizations for their support and assistance with outreach and planning:

If you have any questions, please contact Bevan Griffiths-Sattenspiel (