WRC researchers are lead collaborators on a National Science Foundation INFEWS grant. Resilient natural resource management hinges on understanding the relationships between food, energy and water (FEW). In the Columbia River Basin (CRB), these issues revolve around the competition for limited surface water resources to sustain irrigated agriculture, hydropower generation, and in-stream flow requirements for endangered fish populations. This project is examining intersections between FEW sectors to help understand how to improve resilience of social-environmental systems in the CRB using conceptual and bio-physical regional models to explore new technology and policy/management innovations for enhancing storage management.

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