Workshop

Irrigation in the Earth System: Priorities for Data, Modeling, and Cross-disciplinary Research

calendar
Jun 4th, 2023 - Jun 9th, 2023
location
Aspen

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. This 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.

Funding Partners
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Workshop Outcomes

  • An Earth systems approach to irrigation research
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Agenda

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Day 1June 5, 2023

10:00 am Questions & Discussion

11:00 am Session 1. Overview: An Earth systems approach to studying water use and irrigation

1:30 pm Observing soil moisture, terrestrial water storage, and vegetation responses from space: tools, datasets, and implications for agriculture water management

1:30 pm Session 2. Irrigation data and observations

1:50 pm Time-varying changes in irrigation, driving factors, and mapping techniques

3:40 pm Session 3. Observed/empirical irrigation demand and use

Organizers

Jonas Jaegermeyr

Columbia University
Associate Research Scientist
starEvent Co-Chair

Sonali McDermid

New York University
Associate Professor
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

Attendees

National Research Council of Italy, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Director of Research
University of California, San Diego
Professor, Marshall Saunders Chancellor's Endowed Chair of Climate Policy and Research
China Agricultural University
Postdoc
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)
Climate Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Earth Scientist
Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)
Professor
Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
Senior Research Scientist
National Institute for Environmental Studies Japan
Head
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Program Manager for the Terrestrial Ecology Program (TE)
University of Michigan
Associate Professor
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
PhD Research Scholar
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Research Scientist
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Associate Professor
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Senior Scientist
National Taiwan University (NTU)
Professor
Climate Analytics
Research Analyst
High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC)
Professor and Director
University of Twente (UT)
PhD
Colorado State University (CSU)
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Postdoctoral researcher
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Director
Carnegie Science
Principal Investigator
University of Melbourne
Professor
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Research Associate Professor
ETH Zurich
Full Professor
University of Göttingen, Germany
Professor
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Research Scientist
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
PhD researcher
Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)
Project Assistant
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Earth Scientist

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