Water and energy go hand in hand, from the liquid used to cool nuclear reactors to concentrated solar power and hydropower that drives electricity generation worldwide. Water, even more than energy, is a constrained and irreplaceable resource -- with available fresh water making up just one-half of 1 percent of the water on the planet.

As part of Climate Week NYC, Solar One and the City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE) at Polytechnic Institute of New York University are hosting “The Energy Water Nexus” on Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m. in Manhattan. To attend, please visit Clean Energy Connections.

The panel, moderated by Adam Aston of GreenBiz, will include Jeff Fulgham, a Sustainability and Ecomagination Leader for GE Power & Water; Sheeraz Haji, CEO of the Cleantech Group; Diana Glassman, Board Member of the World Policy Institute; and Frank Zammataro, President and Founder of Rentricity.

The evening's discussion will look at the how advanced management practices and technological innovation are ensuring that the limited resource of water is used effectively while meeting the growing demand for energy.

The panel is the fourth event in the Clean Energy Connections series, which was developed in partnership with the Energy $mart Communities program of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and sponsored by NYSERDA, Loeb & Loeb LLP, and Con Edison’s Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs.

If you can’t make it to the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space in Manhattan, Greentech Media will be streaming the discussion live and your comments can be part of the event. Leave your questions below this article to have them asked to the panelists. Tune back in on September 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. ET to watch a live stream of the panel on Greentech Media's homepage, and right in this article. You can also tweet your questions to @CleanECnyc, #cleanNRGx during the panel discussion.