Water Policy

Water sustainability and food security

Ensuring sustainable food production under growing water scarcity

Given the impacts of global change on water and food security and the need for increasing agricultural intensification, this research theme examines the tradeoffs for water and food security. This research includes global modeling of water, food, and energy; projections of current and future demand for water for food production; integrated hydro-economic modeling, models linked across scales; and off-site and on-site modeling of water management and ecosystem health. Key sub-topics include: