To help secure the future of food, energy, and water systems while maintaining vital ecosystem services, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded more than $72 million for fundamental science and engineering research.
The investments are part of the NSF Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems program, known as INFEWS.
“Demands on food, energy and water will increase in the future as a result of population growth, migration patterns and urbanization in a changing climate,” says Roger Wakimoto, assistant director for NSF’s Geosciences Directorate. “NSF recognized the challenge ahead of us by creating the INFEWS initiative, which supports research on these interconnected needs. The results from these awards will benefit all of us.”