Bayabil, Fares, and Ray Co-author Two Food-Energy-Water Nexus White Papers
The Associate Director of Research, Ali Fares, Research Scientist Ram Ray and Post-doctoral fellow, Haimanote Bayabil, co-authored two white papers which were recently published in Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports, Springer International Publishing AG 2017.
Fares contributed to “State of the Art of Water for Food within the Nexus Framework” which evaluates the state of knowledge regarding water for food within the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus framework. The study considers improved plant genetics, irrigation technology and practices, and urban agriculture. Additional information can be found at this link: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs40518-017-0084-2.pdf.
Ray and Bayabil contributed to “Soil as a Basic Nexus Tool: Soils at the Center of the Food-Energy-Water Nexus,” which discusses a conceptual model and the role of soil as a naturally organized medium to protect global food, water, energy securities. Moreover, it elaborates on using soil as a basic nexus tool and proposes a paradigm shift in integrating soil and creating the food–energy–water–soil nexus. Additional information can be found at this link: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs40518-017-0082-4.pdf.
Eric Risch Ph.D.
Research Scientist Leader (Natural Resources and Environmental Systems)