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Visible to the public Coupling Infrastructure Improvements to Food-Energy-Water System Dynamics in Small Cold Region Communities- MicroFE

We ask the question: How does renewable energy improve life in remote communities in Alaska and the Arctic? We are developing a modeling process (MicroFEWS) by which researchers and community members together characterize the impacts of potential renewable energy infrastructure upon the Food-Energy-Water (FEW) nexus in isolated Arctic and Subarctic communities, which are ideally suited as model systems for the FEW nexus, as they are geographically isolated, often inaccessible by road, and dependent on islanded microgrids for distribution of local power.