Prakash Rao

Track I: The Better Plants Program- Water/Waste Reduction
Fri/AM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Research Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
United States
Driving water efficiency in the manufacturing sector

This presentation will examine US manufacturing water use and efficiency opportunities in the US manufacturing sector. Topics covered will include risks to manufacturing water supplies, the economics of water efficiency opportunities, the water-energy nexus, and water reuse.

Dr. Prakash Rao is a Research Scientist within the Buildings Technologies and Urban Systems Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California. Prakash conducts research and analysis into the potential for reducing the energy consumption and water use impacts of the US industrial sector while maintaining its productivity. Dr. Rao received his doctorate in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Rutgers University and his bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

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