Iowa Learning Farms Webinar: Food-Energy-Water Nexus Modeling for Iowa
Presentation by Iowa State University Ph. D. student Júlia Brittes Tuthill will showcase model development to help visualize relationships between agriculture and water quality.
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Sep. 20 at noon CDT will feature Júlia 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 Data 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 sustainable 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.”
Participants are encouraged to ask questions of the presenters. People from all backgrounds and areas of interest are encouraged to join.
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DATE: Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2023
TIME: Noon CDT
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Shortly before noon CDT, click the link below or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172
Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172
Or, join via phone:
Meeting ID: 364 284 172
The webinar will also be recorded and archived. All archived webinars are available on the ILF website, so that they can be watched at any time.
ILF has applied for a Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) for attending this webinar. Those who participate in the live webinar are eligible. Information about how to apply to receive the credit will be provided at the end of the live webinar.
Upcoming Webinars in the Series:
Up Next: Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2023, “Management Practices and Techniques for Streambank Stability,” with Daniel Kirby, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Oct. 4: Eileen Kladivko, Purdue University
Oct. 11: Craig Clarkson, ISG, Inc.
Oct. 18: Jacqueline Comito, Iowa Learning Farms