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Iowa Learning Farms Webinar: Food-Energy-Water Nexus Modeling for Iowa
September 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place September 20 at noon will feature Julia Brittes Tuthill, Ph.D. student at Iowa State University. Brittes Tuthill is part of the Iowa Food-Energy-Water Systems (IFEWs) research group at Iowa State University that is developing an Iowa Food-Energy-Water simulation model. She is helping to create the model database and develop a visualization tool to observe the relationship between agricultural products (food, feed, biofuels) and water quality.
In the webinar, “Using Date to Understand the Connections in the Iowa Food-Energy-Water Nexus,” Brittes Tuthill will provide an overview of the purpose and structure of a comprehensive Food, Energy and Water (FEW) nexus model for the state of Iowa which addresses the intricate relationships between agricultural production and nutrient pollution. She will also discuss progress on a data visualization tool which is being developed to depict the interconnections between various subsystems and their spatial-temporal variations, providing insights into the impact of nutrient pollution locally and throughout the Mississippi-Atchafalaya Basin. Brittes Tuthill will also discuss ways in which the model and visualizations can deliver decision making assistance to stakeholders.
“Understanding the complex interplay between agriculture, energy and water quality in Iowa is crucial for substantial resource management,” said Brittes Tuthill. “Our ongoing research and model development sheds light on the intricate connections within the Food, Energy, and Water nexus. We envision users such as researchers, farmers, and policymakers will use these tools to better understand and collaboratively devise effective strategies for nutrient reduction, thus ensuring a healthier Mississippi-Atchafalaya Basin and resilient agricultural production.”
Shortly before noon CDT, click the link below or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172