Irrigation in the Earth System: Priorities for data, modeling, and cross-disciplinary research

Jun 4th, 2023 - Jun 9th, 2023

Irrigation is a critical component of land and water resource management that facilitates nearly 40% of the world’s food supply and accounts for ~80% of global freshwater consumption. Thiss copious water use has a range of important environmental impacts that must be better understood to improve both projections of regional climate change and water resource sustainability. Process-based climate, water, and crop models are useful tools in this respect, but are inhibited by a range of exogenous and endogenous factors, including limitations in irrigation observations and data. This AGCI workshop on Irrigation in Earth System will aim to identify key gaps in irrigation research, particularly with respect to process-based modeling, and will forge new interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral efforts to bridge these gaps and advance our knowledge of irrigation interactions in human and natural systems.

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Jonas Jaegermeyr

Columbia University
Associate Research Scientist
starEvent Co-Chair

Sonali McDermid

starEvent Co-Chair

Patricia Marie Parker

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Assistant Research Scientist
starEvent Co-Chair

Yadu Pokhrel

Michigan State University
Associate Professor
starEvent Co-Chair

Wim Thiery

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Associate Professor
starEvent Co-Chair


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