Duke in Pictures: Water and Urban Growth in China and India

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Jennifer Turner, director of the Woodrow Wilson Center's China Environment Forum, visited Duke on Tuesday to speak on China's rising water demand for energy production. The public lecture, sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and co-convened by Duke professors Sucheta Mazumdar and Erika Weinthal, elaborated on China's strategy to go big and squash small, particularly in the development of coal-fired power plants.

Detailing the benefits of pollution prevention rather than remediation in order to conserve water supplies, Turner emphasized that saving energy will, in turn, save water. She concluded with comments on the coal-water nexus in India and infrastructural problems.