Data Center Sustainability - Water and Wastewater Impacts

Ways of Working


Event Description:

Datacenter growth is booming again and with it is the need for more power and water to operate them.  This discussion will focus on water usage both on-site and off-site to support this growth.  In the past, data center providers focused on power utilization effectiveness (PUE) to gauge their sustainability and energy cost to support their operations.  Today the focus has shifted to greater sustainability goals where overall water utilization and carbon footprint in addition to power are major factors for the data center providers to consider.  We will review cooling strategies, water sourcing, and concerns, wastewater treatment including recycling/reuse.  There will also be a discussion on Industry metrics for corporate reporting on sustainability

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Who should attend:

Those interested in sustainable practices and goals.

Event structure:

5:15 PM – 5:30 PM Zoom room opens to check connections and light networking
5:30 PM – 5:35 PM Welcome
5:35 PM – 7:00 PM Featured Speaker

Webinar: Zoom link will be displayed after you have registered and paid.
PDUs: 1.5 (Technical)


About the Speaker:

David McCabe

David McCabe has spent 30+ years working in water and wastewater industry, mostly in private industry. He is a chemical engineer with experience in the design, construction, and operation of both small and large treatment facilities for several industries including semiconductor, food and beverage, aerospace, and municipalities. He has focused on driving water conservation through improved water treatment methods or by reclaim and recycle systems to make sure water is used multiple times before being discharged. His work at companies including Intel, Motorola, Jacobs Engineering, University Mechanical and Engineering Contractors and Ionics (currently part of SUEZ) has all focused on water.



Cancellation and No-Show Policy:

If you have made a reservation and find that you will be unable to attend, please send an email to to cancel your ticket as early as possible. All cancellations are subject to a minimum $15.00 fee if done at least 3 days before the event. Cancellations after the event starts are subject to full charge to ensure the Chapter does not incur excessive expenses. You may also offer your seat to another student. 

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Type of category: Virtual Sustainability

Type of activity: Ways of Working

Date: January 20th, 2021

Hour: 5:30PM to 7:00PM

# of PDUs: 1.5


Members: $20.00

Non members and Guests: $25.00