Video | June 21, 2019

National Alliance For Water Innovation: Reimagining Desalination

Water and energy are inextricably linked, yet in our 20th-century water systems we use freshwater once then throw it away. With innovations designed to enhance desalination technologies, agricultural runoff, produced water from industry, and inland brackish groundwater that are now seen as untreatable could all be sources of clean, safe, and affordable water.

The National Alliance for Water Innovation, or NAWI, was founded in 2017 by three Department of Energy national labs – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory – to establish the next DOE Energy Innovation Hub. Along with a core group of industry and academic partners, NAWI formed a research coalition to examine the critical technical barriers and research needs to radically lower the cost and energy of desalination. NAWI is led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and headquartered in Berkeley, California.

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SOURCE: Berkeley Lab