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We3 lab logo - Water & Energy Efficiency for the Enviornment; Prof. Meagan Mauter; Stanford University

WE3Lab Mission

The mission of the Water & Energy Efficiency for the Environment Lab (WE3Lab) is to reduce the cost and carbon intensity of water desalination and reuse. Ongoing research efforts include:

1) developing automated, precise, robust, intensified, modular, and electrified (A-PRIME) water desalination technologies to support a circular water economy;

2) optimizing the coordinated operation of decarbonized water and energy systems; and

3) supporting the design and enforcement of water-energy-food policies (e.g., Effluent Limitation Guidelines, the Clean Power Plan, CA Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, etc.).

National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI)

Professor Mauter is the Research Director for NAWI and several WE3 Lab members work on NAWI-affiliated projects.

Future of everything podcast logo

Podcast on the circular water economy

Prof. Mauter appeared on Stanford Engineering's "The Future of Everything" podcast to discuss developments in freshwater treatment and distribution.

research brief

Research Brief

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment releases a Research Brief highlighting key policy insights from Prof. Mauter's recent publication "Desalination for a Circular Water Economy" in Energy and Environmental Sciences.