Pasqualetti proposes solutions at water issues symposium


Senior Sustainability Scientist Martin Pasqualetti presented at a recent symposium entitled “Uncommon Dialogue: US-Mexico Transboundary Water Issues." He was one of seven speakers at the event, which was organized by Stanford University groups the Bill Lane Center for the American West and the Woods Institute for the Environment.

Pasqualetti's presentation "Resource Conflicts: The Water/Energy Nexus in the Desert Southwest," which highlighted his paper “Mixing Energy and Water at the US/Mexico Border," proposed that land used for irrigated agriculture in the Imperial Valley of California be repurposed in favor of renewable energy development. Such a move would save water for other uses and decrease carbon emissions from conventional generation while providing economic benefit.