New Water New Energy:
A Conference Linking Desalination and Renewable Energy

December 13-14, 2011; Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center, Alamogordo

Preliminary Program


Tuesday, December 13

  9:30 - 11:30 am Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility (BGNDRF) tours (optional, 30-minute tours)
  1:00 - 6:00 pm Plenary session
  1:30 pm Guillermo Zaragoza, Project Researcher
Promotion of Renewable Energy for Water Production through Desalination (ProDes)
Training session and review of the European program
  3:30 pm Break
  3:45 pm
Bekele Debele, Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank
  4:05 pm David Furukawa, Chief Scientific Officer, National Center of Excellence in Desalination, Australia
  4:30 pm Joseph Jacangelo, WateReuse Research Foundation
  5:00 pm Break
  5:15 pm
Kevin Black and Mitch Haws, Phoenix Office, Bureau of Reclamation Projects
  5:40 pm Ali Al-Qaraghuli, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  6:30  - 8:30 pm
Working dinner for expert groups

Wednesday, December 14

  8:00 am
Track 1 - Expert groups continue to work on project recommendations
Track 2 - Posters and Oral Presentations (at Civic Center)
  12:00 noon
Luncheon for plenary group (at Civic Center)
Welcome by Barbara Couture, New Mexico State University President
David Townsend, Local Historian, Professor Emeritus, NMSU/Alamogordo
  2:00 pm Expert group presentations of proposed projects to plenary group
  3:15 pm
Proposed projects review
Participants vote on top two proposed projects
Kevin Price, Bureau of Reclamation provides initial summary
  5:30 - 6:00 pm Adjourn, followed by optional tours of BGNDRF


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