Beijing Energy Network Presents: Global Choke Point - Confronting Energy Demand and Water Scarcity in China and the United States

April 06, 2011 // 8:45pm10:45pm

Note this talk will be held in Beijing, China

Beijing Energy Network
Beijing Energy & Environment Roundtable (BEER)

Over the last 9 months, Keith and Carl—with assistance from the China Environment Forum—completed national tours in the United States and China examining how energy development is impacting water resources. Their findings, presented in text, photographs, and interactive graphics on the Circle of Blue website, provide compelling evidence of a potentially ruinous confrontation between growth, water, and fuel that is readily visible in both countries and virtually certain to grow more dire over the next decade. Global Choke Point, though, is not a narrative of doom and gloom. China, in particular, enacted and enforced a range of water conservation and efficiency measures that work. From 1995 to 2010, the total amount of water used in China increased by roughly 15 percent even as the economy grew tenfold. Their presentation aims to promote discussion on the oft-overlooked energy-water choke points that face both the United States and China.

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** Location**
No. 28 Dongzhimenwai Dajie (next door to Paddy O'Sheas)
Phone: 10-6416-7018

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