Agricultural Decisions and Future Water Use

Crop sprinklersIn many water-stressed areas of the world, the primary consumptive use of water is agricultural production. The decisions farmers make regarding what they grow on the landscape strongly influences how much water they consume. In this project, we are developing an integrative model of water use that includes the stressors of climate and land use change with farm-level crop choice decisions. This model will help better predict how we will use water into the future and how decisions we make will impact that future.

Crop choicesSupport and Partners: National Science Foundation, Idaho EPSCoR Grant.