AddThis ShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruthdavid@rice.edu713-348-6327Jeff Falkjfalk@rice.edu713-348-6775Baker Institute event to explore the water and energy nexus Oct. 14HOUSTON – (Oct. 6, 2015) – Leading government and private sector experts will explore the changing legal, international and industry landscape surrounding water and energy, including industry implications of the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule on Waters of the United States, at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Oct. 14.Hosted by the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies, the conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required.Who: Speakers include Todd Werpy, chief technology officer at Archer Daniels Midland Co.; Kate Zerrenner, manager of energy-water initiatives at the Environmental Defense Fund; Roy Hartstein, vice president of strategic solutions at Southwestern Energy; Kathleen Jackson, member of the Texas Water Development Board; and Michael Teague, Oklahoma secretary of energy and environment.For a full list of speakers and the agenda, see http://bakerinstitute.org/events/1744.What: A conference titled “Water and Energy: Challenges and Opportunities in the Nexus.”When: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.The conference’s goal is to advance the conversation around leading developments in water and energy in the legal, international and industrial contexts, according to organizers. Conference speakers will discuss industry implication of the Waters of the United States rule and how other nations are thinking about problems in the water-energy nexus. They will also discuss advances and challenges in recycling and reusing produced water from upstream oil and gas operations in addition to a range of other topics.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at email@example.com or 713-348-6775.The public must register to attend this event at http://bakerinstitute.org/events/1744. A live webcast will be available at the registration page.For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media are advised to park in the Central Campus Garage.-30-Follow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInsitute.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top 10 university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog.