A 4-year, $3 million collaborative proposal to study the Food-Energy-Water Nexus in the Columbia River Basin (Harrison Co-PI) was recently approved for funding.  Our group is now seeking a Ph.D. student to work on understanding and modeling interactions between water, food, and energy in the Pacific Northwest U.S..  This large, interdisciplinary, multi-investigator project has the following overarching aims:

Aim 1: develop a theoretical foundation characterizing our region’s FEW system that is generalizable to national and global scales

Aim 2: integrate state-of-the-science computational models to capture FEW system interactions

Aim 3: evaluate FEW solutions (identifying ancillary benefits or unintended consequences) using the modeling platforms

Aim 4: utilize a two-way stakeholder engagement approach to develop new strategies and remove barriers to strategy adoption