Water Research News

Stay up to date on the latest water energy research and development news at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Jan. 17, 2023

Prize Winners Design Ways To Make the Most of Hydropower

The winners of the Hydropower Operations Optimization Prize, which launched in early 2022, used complex strategies, models, analytics, and machine learning to help hydropower meet challenges like demand, environmental requirements, flood management, and integration with solar power.

Jan. 17, 2023

New Model Could Help Break Through Inefficiencies of Common Water Treatment Systems

In the coming decades, water scarcity and insecurity is likely to intensify across much of the United States, which is why NREL researcher Hari Sitaraman is working to improve reverse osmosis systems.

Jan. 10, 2023

NREL Team Wins 2023 Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science and Engineering

NREL Materials Scientists Mou Paul and Abhishek Roy won the 2023 Polymer Science and Engineering (PMSE) Cooperative Research Award for their work in global water sustainability.

Jan. 9, 2023

What Is Marine Energy?

Marine energy has huge potential to deliver clean, renewable energy to communities around the world. But these budding technologies are still up and coming and need people—like students, researchers, industry partners, and more—to help them succeed.

Jan. 5, 2023

Our Most Popular and Powerful Water Power Moments From 2022

The NREL water power team tallied up the most popular events, news stories, and videos published over the last year.

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