Water-Energy Team of the Climate Action Team (WET-CAT)

Purpose

The Water-Energy Team of the Climate Action Team (WET-CAT) is tasked with coordinating its efforts on both greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction and adaptation actions affecting the portion of the energy sector that supports the storage, transport and delivery of water for agricultural, residential, and commercial needs.

Potential climate change impacts to water include diminished snowpack, drought, flooding, decreased drinking water quality, rising sea level and salinity, increased water pollution from urban runoff, elevated levels of disease causing pathogens, and loss of recreational water areas due to flooding.

See the following for background on the water-energy nexus:

Categories for Greenhouse Gas Savings in the Water Sector

  • Water Use Efficiency
  • Recycled Water
  • Water Systems Efficiency
  • Stormwater Reuse
  • Renewable Development
  • Funding

Documents

Contacts

Frances Spivy-Weber,
Vice Chair, State Water Resources Control Board
frances.spivy-weber@waterboards.ca.gov
(916) 341-5607

Robert P. Oglesby,
Executive Director, California Energy Commission
robert.oglesby@energy.ca.gov
(916) 654-4996

WETCAT Meeting Schedule 2014

February 10th, CEC
March 10th, CalEPA
April 14th, CEC
May 12th, CalEPA
June 9th, CEC
July 14th, CalEPA
August 11th, CEC
September 8th, CalEPA
October 13th, CEC
November 17th, CalEPA
December 8th, CEC

Current Roster of Participating Agencies

  • Air Resources Board
  • Cal/EPA
  • Department of Food and Agriculture
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Water Resources
  • Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA),
    Public Utilities Commission
  • Energy Commission
  • Natural Resources Agency
  • Public Utilities Commission
  • Stanford University
  • State Water Resources Control Board
  • Strategic Growth Council
  • UC Davis
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • US Environmental Protection Agency

Additional Information