Location: Range Management ResearchTitle: A vision for integrated, collaborative solutions to critical water and food challenges
|Bingner, Ronald - Ron|
|Bjorneberg, David - Dave|
|Heilman, Philip - Phil|
|Kustas, William - Bill|
|SILBER-COATS, NOAH - University Of Arizona|
Submitted to: Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/20/2022
Publication Date: 5/12/2023
Citation: Elias, E.H., Tsegaye, T.D., Hapeman, C.J., Mankin, K.R., Kleinman, P.J., Cosh, M.H., Peck, D.E., Coffin, A.W., Archer, D.W., Alfieri, J.G., Anderson, M.C., Baffaut, C., Baker, J.M., Bingner, R.L., Bjorneberg, D.L., Bryant, R.B., Gao, F.N., Gao, S., Heilman, P., Knipper, K.R., Kustas, W.P., Leytem, A.B., Locke, M.A., McCarty, G.W., McElrone, A.J., Moglen, G.E., Moriasi, D.N., OShaughnessy, S.A., Reba, M.L., Rice, P.J., Silber-Coats, N., Wang, D., White, M.J., Dombrowski, J.E. 2023. A vision for integrated, collaborative solutions to critical water and food challenges. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 78(3):63A-68A. https://doi.org/10.2489/jswc.2023.1220A.
Interpretive Summary: This article presents a vision for water research supporting agirculture to 2050. It highlights partnership, collaboration, technology and transdisciplinary research.
Technical Abstract: A Water Research Vision (Vision) is presented that outlines a strategy toward solving the most important water issues of the next three decades and beyond. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the leading US research agency investigating the effects of water resources on agriculture and the impacts of agriculture on water resources, convened ARS scientists and stakeholders who developed the Vision. The Vision represents the role of water in agriculture, the importance of water security, and water’s interconnection with other socio-cultural values. Key elements of the Vision are a focus on societal-level outcomes that build global food, fiber, and water security; innovation of cutting-edge, systems-level science, decisions support tools, and solutions; engagement of partnerships and collaboration with a wide range of communities including producers, stakeholders, Federal, State, and local agencies, and the public; lasting, sustainable change in water use, management, productivity, and quality; and effective water research outreach. In this article, we introduce the Vision by describing the need for partnership and collaboration, science-management tools and technological advances, and a range of discipline-specific and transdisciplinary science approaches toward solving water challenges of today and the future. Authors anticipate this strategic Vision for US agriculture to 2050 will facilitate collaborative and transdisciplinary water research within and outside ARS.