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ATI, FATHOM & AccelerateH2O to form water tech demo hub

The Austin Technology Incubator partners with FATHOM Water Management and AccelerateH2O to launch water technology demonstration hub.  More

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New books from the IC² Institute: Open Innovation and Thirst for Power

New books from researchers and practitioners at the IC² Institute explore the elimination of barriers to innovation and the energy-water nexus.  More

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Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival

Although it is widely understood that energy and water are the world’s two most critical resources, their vital interconnections and vulnerabilities are less often recognized. This farsighted book offers a new, holistic way of thinking about energy and water — …  More

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ATI launches water incubator, participates in White House Water Summit

Today the IC² Institute’s Austin Technology Incubator launched a water technology incubator called ATI Water to accelerate the development of innovative water startups.  More

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The Energy-Water Nexus: An Analysis and Comparison of Various Conjurations Integrating Desalination with Renewable Power

This investigation studies desalination powered by wind and solar energy, including a study of a configuration using PVT solar panels. First, a water treatment was developed to estimate the power requirement for brackish groundwater reverse-osmosis (BWRO) desalination. Next, an energy …  More

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Who Regulates It? Water Policy and Hydraulic Fracturing in Texas

Hydraulic fracturing, the injection of a pressurized fluid mixture of mostly water, sand and a small amount of chemicals (frac fluids), increases extraction rates and recovery of oil or gas. The technique has become increasingly popular when used in combination …  More

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The Cost of Water vs. the Cost of Energy

Writing in Texas CEO Magazine, Isaac Barchas, Mitch Jacobson, and Michael E. Webber offer their advice on where to bet and where to hedge in a world of changing price dynamics for water and energy in Texas.  More

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The Cost of Water vs. the Cost of Energy

The price dynamics of energy and water in Texas might be about to change. Historically, planners have assumed that the price of energy is volatile and trending up, while the price of water is stable and low. However, current trends …  More

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