Agriculture

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Visible to the public Systems Thinking for Research ON Geography-based Coastal Food Energy Water Systems (Strong Coasts).pptx

With 40% of the world's population residing within 100 kilometers of a coast, these environments are critical to local and global economies. Human activity related to the generation and use of food, energy and water has been linked to impacts such as nitrogen pollution that degrades the quality of coastal waters. This degradation affects reef ecosystems, fisheries, and people's economic livelihoods and health. Replenishment requires innovative systems thinking and better consideration of the way food, energy, and water systems are integrated in terrestrial and coastal environments.

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Visible to the public Sustaining California's Food Production Through Integated Water and Energy Management

Climate-change driven shifts in precipitation and water storage in the Sierra Nevada, a mountain range that provides over 50% of California's water supply, are stressing one of the nation's main food-producing regions. CA produces over a third of the nation's vegetables and two-thirds of the country's fruits and nuts. The region's water resources and energy infrastructure, developed to supply water and energy during a more-stable climate, is now facing alarming and unprecedented deficiencies in meeting the demands of agriculture, cities and the environment.

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Visible to the public Sustaining California's Food Production Through Integrated Water and Energy Management

Climate-change driven shifts in precipitation and water storage in the Sierra Nevada, a mountain range that provides over 50% of California's water supply, are stressing one of the nation's main food-producing regions. CA produces over a third of the nation's vegetables and two-thirds of the country's fruits and nuts. The region's water resources and energy infrastructure, developed to supply water and energy during a more-stable climate, is now facing alarming and unprecedented deficiencies in meeting the demands of agriculture, cities and the environment.