Project Title

APEC Workshop on Integrated Energy-Water Planning and Policy Formulation 

Project Year

2018   

Project Number

EWG 13 2018A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

EWG 13 2018A 

Project Title

APEC Workshop on Integrated Energy-Water Planning and Policy Formulation 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Energy Efficiency 

Project Year

2018 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

100,000 

Co-funding Amount

40,150 

Total Project Value

140,150 

Sponsoring Forum

Energy Working Group (EWG) 

Topics

Energy 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

United States 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Japan; Philippines; Chinese Taipei; Thailand 

Expected Start Date

01/11/2018 

Expected Completion Date

31/10/2019 

Project Proponent Name 1

Cary Bloyd 

Job Title 1

Senior Staff Scientist 

Organization 1

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 

Postal Address 1

14905 Notley Rd, Silver Spring, MD, 20905, USA 

Telephone 1

(1-301) 6518899 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

cary.bloyd@pnnl.gov 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Cary Bloyd 

Project Summary

Scarce water supplies are impacting energy development across APEC economies while also putting increased demands on the energy sector to pump, treat, convey and distribute drinking and wastewater. Rapid population growth, urbanization and intensifying extreme climate events further threaten the resilience and sustainability of the region’s connected energy-water systems. Furthermore, each economy requires unique solutions tailored to their specific needs. Building upon EWG 03 2014S, this project supports a three-day workshop focusing on capacity-building and training on integrated planning for connected energy-water systems.  The workshop will help participants identify risks posed by the energy-water nexus across sectors as well as formulate adaptive measures to address emerging risks and enhance resiliency. Additionally, the workshop will identify best practices and explore frameworks for integrated energy-water planning and policy formulation. Finally, the workshop will provide a networking opportunity for APEC members, energy-water experts and international development institutions for ideas on regional demonstration projects.

Relevance

Energy production requires water, while water delivery requires energy. Growing concern for this important interplay with increased stresses on both resources has been voiced by the UN, World Economic Forum, World Bank and the International Energy Agency. Specifically, in 2010 global water withdrawals for energy production were estimated to be 583 billion cubic meters (Bm3) representing 15% of the world’s total withdrawals, of which 66 Bm3 were consumed. The water sector was likewise thirsty for energy as 8% of energy consumption was used to lift, treat, and move water. The energy-water nexus is likewise having measurable impacts on the APEC region. Scarce water supplies are impacting energy development while also putting increased demands on the energy sector to pump, treat, convey and distribute drinking and wastewater. Rapid population growth, urbanization and intensifying extreme climate events further threaten the resilience and sustainability of the region’s connected energy-water systems. Each APEC economy is unique and requires solutions tailored to their specific needs, though there is a common challenge to improve the efficiency of both resources. The project will collect and share information on the latest technology developments, best practices, and policy measures, related to the energy-water nexus.

The project falls within Rank 2 of the 2017 APEC Funding Criteria for all Projects by supporting APEC’s Strategy for Strengthening Quality Growth, specifically “Energy efficiency, energy security and energy resiliency,” and “Conservation, sustainable management and rehabilitation of natural resources.” The project directly supports the priorities of the Energy Efficiency Sub-fund by addressing energy efficiency challenges in support of APEC Leaders’ energy intensity reduction goal.  This project also supports APEC Environment Ministers’ 2012 recognition of the criticality of water in economic development: “We recognize that water is at the core of sustainable development and highlight its link to economic growth, poverty reduction, food security, a better sanitary state of the environment and ecosystems protection.”

Building upon EWG 03 2014S that established a baseline understanding of energy-water nexus challenges across the region, this project will support a three-day workshop focusing on capacity-building and training on integrated planning for connected energy-water systems.  Participants will learn how to manage communications across energy and water sectors and coupling of energy and water data analysis. The workshop will help participants identify risks posed by the energy-water nexus in their regions as well as formulate adaptive measures to address these risks and improve resiliency through the efficient use of both resources. Additionally, the workshop will identify best practices and explore frameworks for formulating integrated energy-water planning and policies. Finally, the workshop will provide networking opportunities for APEC members, energy-water experts and international development institutions to seed ideas for regional efforts and future demonstration projects.

Objectives

1) Develop appreciation and build capacity for current and emerging risks of the energy-water nexus;

2) Educate and build capacity for identifying policy, management, and technological solutions to the risks posed by the energy-water nexus;

3) Identify current best practices and explore frameworks for integrated energy-water planning and policy formulation, including ways to improve energy efficiency and water efficiency; and

4) Facilitate networking between APEC members, energy-water experts, and international aid organization to seed joint demonstration projects.

Alignment

In 2016, APEC Leaders encouraged efforts to promote efficiency in both energy and water use recognizing each as critical components of economic development. The 2013 Leaders’ Declaration specifically recognized the challenge presented by resource scarcity as Leaders noted their intention to “address the nexus of water, energy and food security through the promotion of integrated policies and collaborative approaches.” This project also supports the Leaders goal to reduce aggregate energy intensity by 45 percent by identifying more efficient energy use. The project also supports the EWG Strategic Plan for 2014-2018 “to build the capacity of APEC members to strengthen domestic and regional energy security while lowering the carbon intensity of energy supply and use across the region. A key task includes “undertaking new analysis, research and demonstration on the water-energy nexus.

This project will directly support the EWG’s 2014-2018 Strategic Plan goal of contributing to dissemination of low-carbon towns and/or improvement of energy efficiency and/or accelerating deployment of renewable energy. These goals will be pursued through capacity building in the integrated planning of energy-water infrastructure investments; specifically, by promotion of low-energy drinking/waste water systems and efficient, low-water energy systems. It also directly supports the energy-water nexus work stream under the EWG’s Energy Resilience Task Force.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: This project will include a workshop that will produce a framework for integrated energy-water planning that will be applicable to all APEC member economies, taking into account best practices shared from across the region and globally. In addition, the report will include all workshop presentations and a summary of the workshop discussion will be compiled into a report by the PO. The summary report will also include best practices, including policies and approaches that have been presented at the workshop as well as summary recommendations that are applicable to all APEC economies. These outputs should facilitate decision makers across the region in strengthening their energy-water planning. 

A rough agenda will be: 

·   Overview of energy water issues

·   Energy water planning tools and data sets

·   Collaborative methods and approaches for energy/water analysis

·   Examples/case studies of integrated Energy Water Planning 

Each section will have invited speakers and focused discussions led by session moderators.  A key connection to climate proofing the energy-water infrastructure is understanding the role of climate and the risks it poses and identifying potential adaptive actions. 

Pre-workshop activities will included distributing key results from past relevant projects, particularly EWG 03 2014S, to registered workshop participants. 

The principal project output will be a project report that will include workshop presentations, a summary of the workshop discussions, a summary of best practices, including policies and approaches that have been presented at the workshop, a summary of the gaps that have been identified, and summary recommendations applicable to all APEC economies. 

It is expected that the workshop will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA and will last for three days.  The targeted audience includes economy officials responsible for energy/water decisions as well as researchers involved in supporting energy/water policy making at an economy level. 

The project final report will be distributed and published as an APEC publication, and will be prepared in accordance with the Guidebook on APEC Projects, the APEC Publication Guidelines, and the APEC Logo Guidelines.  Project communications and workshop materials will comply with APEC logo and publication guidelines. The project report is expected to be approximately 50 pages, including any appendixes. 

Outcomes: Energy-water efficiency, security and resiliency: Improved integrated energy-water planning is expected to improve the resilience of connected energy and water systems in all APEC Member Economies, especially to climate change. 

Enhanced cooperation: The project is expected to enhance cooperation between energy and water ministries, exchange lessons learned and best practices, and support the development of resiliency-related R&D and capacity building among APEC member economies. 

Climate proof connected energy-water infrastructure: A desired outcome of the project in the medium-term is the overall improvement in the disaster response mechanisms through integrated energy-water planning and informed technology installations and climate proofed infrastructure.

Beneficiaries: Project beneficiaries are expected to be key government officials involved in decision-making on freshwater resources management, energy development, and relevant environmental and regulatory issues; power and drinking/wastewater sector managers; institutes and academia involved in economic and policy analysis of energy/water systems; and the general public and environmental groups, including those with expertise on gender impacts of energy and water scarcity and management.

Energy and water policymakers will benefit from up-to-date information on current and emerging risks due to the energy-water nexus as well as potential solutions. The water and energy sectors in developing economies will benefit from capacity building and improved understanding of the issue. The engineering and technology supply sectors will be better placed to identify new opportunities for deployment of more efficient and less water-intensive energy technologies as well as less energy-intensive water technologies.  The public will benefit through improved sustainability and resilience of water and energy infrastructure and increased environmental sustainability over the long-term due to better availability of water resources, and more dependable energy production.

During the workshop, participants will listen to presentations from energy-water experts and will participate in discussion groups to identify specific topics and strategies that are of interest to their economies.

Dissemination

Copies of presentations and a summary of workshop outcomes will be compiled in proceedings, which will be published and disseminated through the APEC web site.  The report will be a useful resource for the engineers and policy makers in all APEC economies.  There is no intention to sell any product developed from the project. In addition, we will consider other outlets especially in developing economies where the report may be readily available for the primary target audience as well as outside stakeholders of APEC. We will seek suggestions from EWG and EPWG members as well.

The workshop proceedings will comply with APEC Publications Guidelines, Intellectual Property Policy and Logo Guidelines.

Gender

Women will be invited to participate in Energy Resiliency Task Force and the Energy Working Group, the two groups that will guide in implementation of the project.   While selecting speakers and funded participants for the workshop, we will pay special attention to maintaining gender equality to have a diverse panel of speakers and participants. In addition, we will seek to highlight the role of women in implementing potential solutions and risk mitigation.  As the project potentially addresses 3 of 5 pillars of the Gender Criteria, the workshop and associated final report will highlight ways women can play a role in terms of implementing solutions to energy/water planning and policy formulation.  In support of our effort to include women, we will attempt to include a critical mass of at least 30% of the women as both speaker/experts and participants.  The workshop report will also attempt to report on data available about whether there are significant gender disparities in the energy/water planning sector. 

The PO is committed to collect sex disaggregated data for all speakers and participants (not only the APEC funded) at the project event. This data will be included when submitting a Completion Report to the Secretariat at the completion of the project about what was achieved, as well as giving future POs guidance on their own gender parity targets.

Work Plan

Timeline

Tasks

Deliverables

March – October 2018

Submit the concept note (then a full project proposal) to APEC for consideration and approval.  Financial support will be sought from the APEC Support Fund

Concept Note followed by full Project Proposal

November-December

 Select project consultant

Project consultant is under contract

January 2019

The USA and co-sponsoring economies will draft the workshop agenda and circulate it to other member economies for comment.  The USA will incorporate the comments and finalize the agenda to reflect all interests by stakeholders

Workshop Agenda.

February – June 2019

The USA and co-sponsoring economies will work with the Secretariat to invite speakers and participants from relevant APEC agencies and interested stakeholders

Invite Speakers and Participants

July 2019

Implementation of the 3-day Workshop

Implement Workshop

August - September 2019

Upon conclusion of the Workshop, the USA will work with co-sponsors, speakers and other participants to draft a report to the EWG, and ERTF, and identify other appropriate outlets for further dissemination.

Develop and distribute final report

October-November 2019

Within 2 months from project end date: the drafting, endorsement and submission of the Completion Report and all supporting documents to the Secretariat

Project completion report

6-12 months after project

Completion

Participation in the Long Term Evaluation of APEC Projects conducted by the Secretariat, as required by all APEC funded projects. 

Provide Term Evaluation  to

Secretariat

Risks

A relatively low level of risk is associated with this project implementation. Both the Energy Resiliency Task Force and the Energy Working Group have shown significant interest in promoting energy efficiency, security and resiliency and this project builds upon their enthusiasm and collegiality.  It is our objective to capitalize on this high level of collegiality and agreement and move forward rapidly on the utilization of the project framework for integrated energy-water planning. The risk of not attracting participation from the EPWG and EWG will be mitigated by providing extra time to identify project participants and speakers. We have provided five months for participant identification to help mitigate the risk of not having broad participation.  We will use this long period to invite participants in a tiered process, so that if EPWG and EWG contacts have not responded by a specified time, we can work directly with officials from economies which have not responded to identify suitable economy representatives. 

To help mitigate the risk of Economies not applying knowledge learned or adopting recommendations from the project, the project consultant and other lead speakers will be chosen who are leaders in the field of energy/water analysis, and since they have ongoing research in the area, they will serve as the basis of a network for providing feedback to the project participants after the completion of the project.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The attendees at the workshop will be asked to fill-in a survey to obtain feedback about their satisfaction with and knowledge gained from the workshop.  The attendees will also be asked to identify gaps in implementation and future needs to reach their energy resiliency goals.  The gaps identified by attendees will be included in the project report and used in recommending future work in the area. Analysis of these results would be used to design follow-on workshops to address these needs. The list of attendees including the gender information will provide data on gender equality. Indicators of success will also be measured in terms of number of economies and participants participating as well as the number of best practices that are shared.

The project will be assessed by several indicators, such as the number of participants, number of economies participating, and proportion of women participants. Additionally, a workshop survey will be used to assess the value of the workshop to participants, including an assessment of the strengths and areas for improvement of workshop, knowledge gained and recommendations for future workshops. Target indicators will consist of:

·  30 Workshop Participants

·  15 APEC economies participating

·  30% of workshop participants are women

·  2 female speakers at the workshop

Linkages

This project builds upon three EWG projects: EWG 08 2014A Water-Energy Nexus: Coal-Based Power Generation and Conversion - Saving Water, the ongoing EWG 07 2015A APEC Water-Energy Nexus Expert Workshop focused on the coal sector, and EWG 03 2014S on Clean and Efficient Use of Energy and Water Resources to share best practices while identifying policy and technical solutions.  The first two projects focused only on the coal sector, while the third project was broader and identified key energy/water risks for all sectors.   This project builds on all the previous projects by building capacity to mitigate the risks across all sectors identified in the report EWG 03 2014S.

Sustainability

The project is expected to have significant, long-term impact on APEC-member economies even after project completion.  Capacity development related to integrated energy-water planning will show improvements in connected energy-water system efficiency, security, and resiliency. The project will build on, and strengthen,  existing APEC work; specitically, the EWG Strategic Plan including building the capacity of APEC members to strengthen domestic and regional energy security; lowering the carbon intensity of energy supply and use across the region; and, undertaking new analysis, research and demonstration on the water-energy nexus. Likewise, synergies will be realized toward achieving APEC Leadership’s goal of reducing aggregate energy intensity by 45 percent by identifying more efficient energy use.

APEC Member Economies are expected to continuously carry forward the results and lessons of the project after its completion, since the Framework for Integrated Energy-Water Planning will be developed to assist APEC Member Economies in increasing cross ministerial cooperation. Also, the workshop report will consolidate best practices and successful stories from both public and private sectors, and will serve as a reference for capacity building activities. To maximize the benefits of the project, continuous follow-up may be undertaken and appropriate revisions in the Framework may be developed by APEC Member Economies. The continuous updating of the Framework will ensure that contents remain relevant and that future APEC economies will be able to benefit from knowledge and lessons learned.

Project Overseers

The Project Overseer is Cary Bloyd, a Senior Staff Scientist with Electricity Infrastructure and Buildings Division of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.  He has managed and participated in a wide range of projects associated with the development and implementation clean energy technologies for the U.S. Department of Energy.   Project areas have included the development of analytical models of energy systems, smart grid systems analysis, alternative fuels infrastructure development, energy efficiency building infrastructure development, and economy level energy decision making under uncertainty. 

For the past twenty years he has also been supporting the U.S. Department of Energy in implementing its Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) program in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy.  He is the past Chair of the APEC Expert Group on New and Renewable Energy Technologies and is currently serving as the U.S. delegate to both the APEC Expert Group on New and Renewable Energy Technologies and the APEC Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation and is on the Energy Resiliency Task Force.  Dr. Bloyd’s work includes over 50 professional publications. 

Dr. Bloyd received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in Engineering and Public Policy and has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

A consultant will be engaged to help organize and identify speakers for the workshop, help run the workshop, and participate in the development and completion of the project report.  APEC funding for this task is estimated at $15,000.

The consultant is Mike Hightower, Research Professor at the University of New Mexico.  Mike has worked with the U.S. Department of Energy on Energy Water issues since 2003.  He was the principal author of the DOE report to Congress on Energy Water Interdependencies in 2006.  Mike led a Water Energy coordination team for the U.S. national laboratories from 2005 to 2017, and led a series of regional workshops in the U.S. on energy water science and technology priorities to address both energy and water security, sustainability, and resiliency under changing climate and economic drivers.

Waivers

A waiver from APEC project funding arrangements is requested, which allows energy/water interdependencies and resiliency expert speakers who are government employees to receive airfare/accommodation/per diem expenses for their participation in the workshop.

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