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Robert B. Sowby published an article in July 2018.
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Steven J. Burian

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Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Utah, 110 Central Campus Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Discussion of “Systems Analysis and Optimization of Local Water Supplies in Los Angeles” by Erik Porse, Kathryn B. Mika,... Robert B. Sowby Published: 01 July 2018
Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, doi: 10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0000954
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Article 4 Reads 0 Citations Jordan Valley Water Redefines Sustainable Water Supply Through Energy Management Robert B. Sowby, Steven C. Jones, Allen E. Packard, Todd R. ... Published: 01 October 2017
Journal - American Water Works Association, doi: 10.5942/jawwa.2017.109.0134
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Article 5 Reads 2 Citations Survey of Energy Requirements for Public Water Supply in the United States Robert B. Sowby, Steven J. Burian Published: 01 July 2017
Journal - American Water Works Association, doi: 10.5942/jawwa.2017.109.0080
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Article 5 Reads 0 Citations Hydraulic Modeling Finds, Fixes Chlorine Residual Gaps Kayson M. Shurtz, Steven C. Jones, Robert B. Sowby, D. Scott... Published: 01 June 2017
Opflow, doi: 10.5991/opf.2017.43.0038
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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 4 Reads 0 Citations Energy Management in the Water Sector: A Major Sustainability Opportunity Robert B. Sowby Published: 16 November 2016
The 1st International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences, doi: 10.3390/ecws-1-d006
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Reliable, high-quality water services are a substantial component of a state’s or country’s energy consumption profile. Although the water–energy nexus has received much attention in the past few years, relatively little work has addressed water systems’ energy use, their potential for energy savings, or their empirical results of energy management. This paper surveys the literature on theoretical energy savings in water systems and compares the estimates with the outcomes of numerous case studies where water systems undertook energy efficiency projects and/or programs. The results in practice confirm that the theoretical estimates are indeed achievable; annual energy savings of 10 to 30 percent are typical among water utilities that pursue energy management. These savings come by capital projects, operational changes, and intra-agency inter-agency coordination to deliver water by the most energy-efficient path. Such solutions often help improve hydraulic performance and water quality, showing that energy management is cost-effective, prompt, and synergistic, a critical step in advancing sustainable water supply.

Article 3 Reads 1 Citation Logan, Utah: A Case Study in Water and Energy Efficiency Steven C. Jones, Paul W. Lindhardt, Robert B. Sowby Published: 01 August 2015
Journal - American Water Works Association, doi: 10.5942/jawwa.2015.107.0115
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