Title

Creating Community-Driven Transparency in Local Government Water and Energy Sectors

Presenter Information

Scott Faulkner

Department

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Major

Civil Engineering

Research Advisor

Oerther, Daniel B.

Advisor's Department

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Funding Source

Mathes Endowment

Abstract

Water and energy are inseparable: water is used to generate most forms of electricity, and energy is needed to obtain, treat, deliver, and dispose of water. We need to recognize and adjust our habits and expectations around the topic of water and energy in order to help ensure a more sustainable future. This research draws on the power of social awareness and crowd reporting to create an interactive, location-based app that allows users to identify, report, and discover water and energy efficient or inefficient points near them. This data can then be compiled and used to inform local governments to keep them accountable for the work they do. It can also be sent to lawmakers to inform the policies they propose and vote on.

Biography

Scott Faulkner is a freshman studying Environmental Engineering. He’s currently in Engineers Without Borders and the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He plans to pursue a career in water resources, has strong interest in water efficiency and advanced energy technology. In his spare time he likes to go hiking and camping.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Presentation Date

11 Apr 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Comments

Joint project with Joseph Collum and Lee Voth-Gaeddert

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Apr 11th, 1:00 PM Apr 11th, 3:00 PM

Creating Community-Driven Transparency in Local Government Water and Energy Sectors

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Water and energy are inseparable: water is used to generate most forms of electricity, and energy is needed to obtain, treat, deliver, and dispose of water. We need to recognize and adjust our habits and expectations around the topic of water and energy in order to help ensure a more sustainable future. This research draws on the power of social awareness and crowd reporting to create an interactive, location-based app that allows users to identify, report, and discover water and energy efficient or inefficient points near them. This data can then be compiled and used to inform local governments to keep them accountable for the work they do. It can also be sent to lawmakers to inform the policies they propose and vote on.