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Research Group News & Media

 2016:

  • 8/23/2016: Sanders featured in MIT Technology Review's 35 Innovators under 35.
  • 8/23/2016: Sanders mentioned in Inc. article.
  • 8/23/2016: Sanders MIT TR 35 press release from USC Viterbi School of Engineering and coverage in USC Daily Trojan
  • 5/23/2016: Sanders interviewed in SPAN magazine on smart urban planning. 
  • 5/20/2016: Sanders quoted in the USA Today on Colorado River decline
  • 5/20/2016: Sanders quoted in Desert Sun article.
  • 4/29/2016: Mo Chen honored as the inaugural recipient of the Yen Fellowship in Environmental Engineering!
  • 4/20/2016: Sanders' One Nation Climate Change panel covered in Desert Sun. 
  • 4/12/2016: Sanders awarded 2016 SPE Regional Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Award.
  • 3:30/2016: Sanders interviewed by the Desert Sun on climate change, energy and water, and the presidential debate. 
  • 3:29/2016: Our latest paper regarding the environmental tradeoffs of the power grid, led by Rebecca Peer, out in ES&T. 
  • 3:29/2016: Measrainsey Meng wins a 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship!
  • 3:22/2016: Sanders interviewed on World Water Day on energy water nexus in California.
  • 3/1/2016: Rebecca Peer highlighted for her PhD achievements by USC GAPP Office. 
  • 2/11/2016: Sanders recognized with an Outstanding Educator Award by the Orange County Engineering Council.

 2015:

2014:

  • Sanders interviewed by Annenberg's Neon Tommy about CA Drought; Published 12/16/2014.
  • IOP Publishing recognizes our Food-Energy-Carbon Nexus video abstract as most downloaded. 
  • Sanders interviewed about repeated electricity blackouts in SoCal by Antelope Velley Press in artlcle "Power OK even in 100-degree heat?".
  • NPR's State Impact Texas interviews Sanders on new fracking paper in an article titled "How Wasted Gas From Drilling Could Save Millions of Gallons of Texas Water." (regarding publication "Potential for Using Energy from Flared Gas for On-Site Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Treatment in Texas.")
  • Water World highlights our Energy-Water Nexus research in "Maximizing Opportunities: Managing Our Water Resources to Shape the Next Century." June 3, 2014. (regarding publication “Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States.")
  • Energy-Carbon-Food Nexus research highlighted by Farming Online, "Factoring in emissions could see beef prices rise 40 percent." May 20, 2014. (regarding publication "A comparative analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions intensity of wheat and beef in the United States.")
  • Energy-Carbon-Food Nexus research highlighted by environmental research web, "Producing beef emits 28 times as much greenhouse gas as growing wheat – with VIDEO." May 19, 2014. (regarding publication "A comparative analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions intensity of wheat and beef in the United States.")
  • Energy-Water Nexus research highlighted in Scientific American(regarding publication “Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States.")
  • Senator Lisa Murkowski references recent paper in an address regarding Senate Bill 1971 The Nexus of Energy and Water for Sustainability (NEWS) Act of 2014(regarding publication “Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States.")
  • USC Viterbi School highlights our research in article, "The Wars of the Future will be Fought over Water."
  • USC Viterbi School features Dr. Sanders as a cartoon character in recent video.  

 Prior to 2014:

  • Forbes, Sanders appears in Forbes’ Magazine’s “30 under 30: Today’s disrupters and tomorrow’s brightest stars” feature. Published December 2012.
  • TechNewsDaily, “How Droughts Can Cause Power Outages.” F. Diep, November 16, 2012. (Sanders interviewed for story.)
  • US Water Alliance, “Energy/Water Nexus.” November 13, 2012. (regarding publication “Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States.")
  • Wichita Falls’ Times Record News, “Report links energy consumption, water use.” October 31, 2012. (regarding publication “Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States.")
  • Energy Guardian, “Study finds water uses more energy than lighting.” October 31, 2012. (regarding publication “Evaluating the energy intensity of water in the United States”)
  • Consumer Energy Report, “Water Delivery Accounts for 12.6 Percent of U.S. Energy Consumption: Report.” October 31, 2012. (regarding publication “Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States.")
  • Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Project, “Water takes more energy than lighting.” October 31, 2012. (regarding publication “Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States.")
  • Washington Post, “13% of U.S.’s Energy Goes to Collect, Prepare Water, Study Shows.” R. Hackley, October 30, 2012. (regarding publication “Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States.")
  • Bloomberg and Bloomberg Businessweek, “13% of U.S.’s Energy Goes to Collect, Prepare Water, Study Shows.” R. Hackley, October 30, 2012. (regarding publication “Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States.")
  • Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express, “Study: Water takes more electricity than lighting.” M. Tresaugue, October 30, 2012. (regarding publication “Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States.")
  • Water World, “New UT report sheds light on nation's water-energy security goals.” October 30, 2012. (regarding publication “Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States.")
  • Texas Energy Report, “Energy Burned for Water Uses Higher Than Some Realize.” P. Hughs, October 30, 2012. (regarding publication “Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States.")
  • The Chairman’s Block, “Energy use for water nearly 13%.” October 30, 2012. (regarding publication “Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States.")
  • Forbes, “Study: The Best Way To Conserve Energy Is To Conserve Water.” C. Helman, October 17, 2012. (regarding publication “Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States.")
  • Environmental Leader: Environmental & Energy Management News, “Water ‘Directly Responsible’ for 12.6% of US Energy Use.” October 4, 2012. (regarding publication “Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States.")
  • Scientific American: Plugged In, “UT Austin: Over 12 percent of all U.S. energy consumption is directly related to water.” D.M. Wogan, October 2, 2012. (regarding publication “Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States.")
  • Environmental Research Web, “Can using water wisely trump better lighting?”  L. Kalaugher, IOP Publishing, September 25, 2012. (regarding publication “Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States.")
  • Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Interview with Lasse Engelbrecht Jensen, 2012. (regarding publication “Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States.")
  • Huffingtonpost Green Blog, “Who Says Oil and Water Don't Mix?” J. Lauria, September 8, 2011. (regarding Sanders’ panel talk at the 2010 American Planning Association Meeting)
  • EU’s Science for Environmental Policy, “Unintended energy impact from bioethanol production.” European Union’s Directorate-General of the Environment, March 4, 2012. (regarding publication “The unintended energy impacts of increased nitrate contamination from biofuels production.”)