Providing food, water and energy for people around the world who lack these resources is an ongoing challenge. Amid population growth, drought and increased urbanization, understanding food, energy and water availability is increasingly important.
To find new answers, the National Science Foundation has funded 17 grants totaling $1.2 million to support workshops on the interactions of food, energy and water. The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has received $50,000 from the NSF to host an October 19-20 workshop to identify core food-energy-water research needs to achieve rural sustainability on the Upper Great Plains.
James Stone, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the School of Mines, joined Dakota Midday and discussed the grant and workshop.