Ned Spang is the Program Manager for the Center for Water-Energy Efficiency (CWEE) at UC Davis. Concurrently a PhD candidate at the Fletcher School of Tufts University, his current dissertation research focuses on the link between water and energy resources at the global level, including the critical importance of improving efficiency in resource use in both sectors. His previous field research included regional case studies related to the improved management of water resources in Central and South America. Parallel to his research on water, Ned also developed expertise on energy systems as a coordinator of the MIT-Portugal Green Islands Project, where he worked closely with multiple universities, government agencies, NGOs, local communities and corporate partners to design an integrated, clean energy future for the Azores archipelago of Portugal. Ned holds a BA degree from Dartmouth College and an MALD from the Fletcher School, Tufts University.
Spang, E. (2007) “Stakeholder Participation: A Bridge Between Integrated Water Resource
Management and System Dynamics” IDEAS Journal: International Development,
Environment and Sustainability. The Fletcher School: Tufts University.
Spang, E. (2006) “The Potential for Wind-Powered Desalination in Water-Scarce Countries”
in Pulido Bosch, A., and M. Perez Garcia (eds.), Communications to the International
Conference on Renewable Energy & Water Technologies, Vol. I: WRE 80-85, Almeria, Spain.
Spang, E. & McLellan, M. (Eds.). (2006) Focus on Africa: Justice and Development. Praxis: The
Fletcher Journal of Human Security. Medford: Tufts University.
Spang, E. “Blue Boundaries: The Critical Role of Water Constraints on Energy
Systems” American Water Resources Association. November 2010. Philadelphia, PA. (Received “Outstanding Student Oral Presentation Award” at the Conference.)
Spang, E. “Ensuring Meaningful Stakeholder Participation” GEF-IWCAM
Demonstration Project Communications Workshop. May 2008. Santo Domingo,
Spang, E. “Searching for the “Soft Path”: System Dynamics for Improved Water
Management in Barbados” The Fletcher School Doctoral Conference. October 2007.
Tufts University: Medford, MA.
Spang, E. “The Potential for Wind-Powered Desalination in Water-Scarce Countries”
International Conference on Renewable Energy and Water Technologies. October 2006.
Conference Panel Organization
Spang, E., V. Green, M. Minihane and E. Viladesau. (2010) “Blue Boundaries: The Critical
Role of Water Constraints in Energy Generation” MIT Energy Conference. March 2010. Boston, MA.
Spang, E. and G. Kayser. (2007) “Water: Sustainability and the Scale of Decisions” The
Fletcher School Doctoral Conference. Oct 2007. Tufts University: Medford, MA.