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Food flows between counties in the United States

Event Type
Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
wifi event
Apr 9, 2021   3:00 pm  
Originating Calendar
Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES)


Password:  NRES500

Food flows between counties in the United States

Dr. Megan Konar

UIUC Civil and Environmental Engineering Department


Dr. Konar's lab conducts policy-relevant research that focuses on the intersection of water, food, and trade. Their research is interdisciplinary, drawing from hydrology, environmental science, and economics. They apply a range of quantitative tools in our research, such as data analytics, network analysis, and econometrics.

The labs overarching scientific question is: ``What is the relationship between water resources and food supply chains?'' They are interested in understanding how food supply chains impact water use and sustainability, as well as the exposure of agri-food supply chains to water risk, including long-term water stress and shorter-term water hazards. To tackle an overarching research question, They have been working to uncover how water impacts agri-food supply chains, how supply chains impact water use, and their interactions.

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