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Edward Spang

Position

Assistant Professor
Food Science and Technology

Contact

Email:
esspang@ucdavis.edu
Office:
(530) 754-5447

 

Research & Publications

Research

Dr. Spang’s research focuses on characterizing and optimizing the efficiency of linked water, energy, and food resource systems. He is particularly interested in applying methodologies for measuring and monitoring these systems and their interrelationships in high-resolution and across multiple scales, both geographic and temporal. He further seeks to understand the influence of external markets, technological innovation and policies on this integrated food-water-energy nexus. His recent publications explore mapping energy flows through water infrastructure, enhancing the conservation signal and stability of water rates, and estimating worldwide water consumption for energy production.

Dr. Spang also serves as the Associate Director at the Center for Water-Energy Efficiency at UC Davis. The Center aims to research, develop, and disseminate efficient technologies and effective policy for integrated water and energy conservation.

Ph.D., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts UniversityM.A.L.D., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts UniversityB.A., Dartmouth CollegeResearchDr. Spang’s research focuses on characterizing and optimizing the efficiency of linked water, energy, and food resource systems. He is particularly interested in applying methodologies for measuring and monitoring these systems and their interrelationships in high-resolution and across multiple scales, both geographic and temporal. He further seeks to understand the influence of external markets, technological innovation and policies on this integrated food-water-energy nexus. His recent publications explore mapping energy flows through water infrastructure, enhancing the conservation signal and stability of water rates, and estimating worldwide water consumption for energy production.Dr. Spang also serves as the Associate Director at the Center for Water-Energy Efficiency at UC Davis. The Center aims to research, develop, and disseminate efficient technologies and effective policy for integrated water and energy conservation.

 

Publications

  • Spang ES, Loge FJ. (2015). A High-Resolution Approach to Mapping Energy Flows through Water Infrastructure Systems. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 19: 656-665. DOI:10.1111/jiec.12240
  • Spang E, Moomaw W, Gallagher K, Kirshen P, Marks D. (2014). Water Consumption for Energy Production: An International Comparison. Environmental Research Letters, 9: 105002.
  • Spang E, Moomaw W, Gallagher K, Kirshen P, Marks D. (2014). Multiple Metrics for Quantifying the Intensity of Water Consumption for Energy Production. Environmental Research Letters, 9: 105003.
  • Bailey M, Kirshen P, Spang E. (2007). Hydrology/Land Use section. In: Bailey M, Meerman J, Vasquez M, Parish A (Eds.), Rapid Assessment of Anthropogenic Impact of Select Transboundary Watersheds of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef Systems (MBRS) Region. MBRS, Belize City, Belize, May 2007.
  • Spang E. (2007). Stakeholder Participation: A Bridge Between Integrated Water Resource Management and System Dynamics. IDEAS Journal: International Development, Environment and Sustainability. Fletcher School, Tufts University.
  • Spang E, Miller S, Loge F. (2015). Consumption-Based Fixed Rates: Harmonizing Water Conservation and Revenue Stability. Journal of the American Water Work Association (JAWWA), 107(3): E164-E173. http://dx.doi.org/10.5942/jawwa.2015.107.0001
  • Spang E, Loge F, Abernathy W, Dove D, Tseng C, Williams M. (2015). Implementing Consumption-Based Fixed Rates in Davis, Calif. Journal of the American Water Works Association (JAWWA), 107(7): E380-E388. DOI:10.5942/jawwa.2015.107.0085
  • Granit J, Lindstrom A, Weinberg J, Spang E. (2012). Water and Renewable Energy. In: Renewables 2012. Global Status Report. Paris: REN21 Secretariat, pp. 52-53.
  • Spang E. (2006). The Potential for Wind-Powered Desalination in Water-Scarce Countries. In: Pulido Bosch A, Perez Garcia M (Eds.), Communications to the International Conference on Renewable Energy & Water Technologies, Vol. I. Almeria, Spain: WRE, pp. 80-85.
  • Spang E, McLellan M (Eds.). (2006). Focus on Africa: Justice and Development. Praxis: The Fletcher Journal of Human Security. Medford: Tufts University