The INFEWS team met in Chelan from May 7-10. The full team meeting included a stakeholder advisory meeting, and in-depth team discussions on a variety of issues. A stakeholder summary provides an overview of the stakeholder-team discussion and a description of some of the next steps that the team anticipates taking in response. We also toured Grand Coulee Dam and Rocky Reach Dam, and attended a public meeting in Wenatchee related to the Columbia River Treaty. Many thanks to those who participated, and those who graciously hosted us!
A team of researchers from the Northwest Region of the United States, led by co-Principal Investigators Drs Jennifer Adam, Jan Boll, Stephen Katz, Dustin McLarty and Julie Padowski, are working on a novel project focusing on the interactions between water, food and energy resource management to enable people and institutions to more effectively adapt to global change.
The INFEWS team had their project kick-off meeting on 20-21 April 2017. This meeting brought together the full team to share news, results, and updates on the four main research aims of this project. A summary of the meeting can be found here.
The National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded an INFEWS grant to Washington State University, University of Idaho, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Utah State University, and University of Utah! This interdisciplinary team will examine how innovations in storage across FEW sectors may increase resilience of the system overall, with an initial focus on the Columbia River Basin.