California Water Data Consortium June 2024 Data for Lunch

Jun 12 2024
The California Water Data Consortium is proud to host a presentation by The Climate Registry on their Water-Energy Nexus Registry.

Data for Lunch Series

This event is part of the Consortium’s Data for Lunch series, which provides an opportunity to learn about innovative water data-related projects.

Date: Wednesday, June 12, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, with additional Q&A from 1-1:30pm

Presenters (in alphabetical order):

  • Chris Dembiczak, Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, East Bay Municipal Utility District
  • Jaya Mapleton, Sustainability Programs Associate, The Climate Registry

Meeting Agenda

  • Welcome and introduction (10 mins)
  • Presentation (30 mins)
  • Facilitated discussion (15 mins)
  • Additional Q&A time (30 mins)

Presentation Title: Advancing the Power of GHG Reporting through Water-Energy Data

Presentation Summary

The Climate Registry (TCR) will provide an overview of the Water-Energy Nexus Registry and its benefits with East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) sharing their successes and challenges of using the Water-Energy Nexus 2.0 to prepare a greenhouse gas inventory at a large water and wastewater utility.

Presenter Bios

Chris Dembiczak is a Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist working for EBMUD, a water and wastewater utility based out of Oakland, CA serving 1.4 million drinking water customers and 740,000 wastewater customers. He oversees the environmental compliance program for the Wastewater Department, prepares the annual EBMUD greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory, and is involved with Climate Action Planning for EBMUD. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is currently participating in the Bay Area Clean Water Agencies Permit Committee and Air Committee as well as the Water Research Foundation Planning Summit on Addressing GHGs. Chris served on the WEN Registry Advisory Committee and Wastewater Working Group during its inception.

Jaya Mapleton is a sustainability programs associate at TCR. She provides technical GHG reporting assistance to over 200 members of the Carbon Footprint Registry and the Water-Energy Nexus Registry. Prior to TCR, Jaya worked in monitoring and evaluations for a conservation nonprofit, where she collaborated closely with teams in Central and South America. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography/Environmental Studies from UCLA where she fell in love with the power of spatial analysis.

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