CAS Ignite Session: Building Climate Resilience and Competitiveness Through-System Level Water Management
From Meghan Heineman
Team contact: Salini Sasidharan, Biological and Ecological Engineering
Description: Unpredictable water availability is one of the biggest challenges of the twenty-first century. Extreme weather events are increasingly common, causing longer-lasting droughts, catastrophic flooding, and high-water vulnerability. Therefore, inclusive and robust water conservation practices and climate-resilient agricultural technologies are critical for agricultural, environmental, economic, and societal sustainability. Our work aims to integrate system-based teams to develop adaptive solutions for mitigating the water crisis through holistic and harmonized water conservation and optimization strategies that support resilient, competitive, and sustainable agricultural production systems and communities in the long term.