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Research Project: Science and Technologies for the Sustainable Management of Western Rangeland Systems

Location: Range Management Research

Title: A vision for integrated, collaborative solutions to critical water and food challenges

item Elias, Emile
item Tsegaye, Teferi
item Hapeman, Cathleen
item Mankin, Kyle
item Kleinman, Peter
item Cosh, Michael
item Peck, Dannele
item Coffin, Alisa
item Archer, David
item Alfieri, Joseph
item Anderson, Martha
item Baffaut, Claire
item Baker, John
item Bingner, Ronald - Ron
item Bjorneberg, David - Dave
item Bryant, Ray
item Gao, Feng
item Gao, Suduan
item Heilman, Philip - Phil
item Knipper, Kyle
item Kustas, William - Bill
item Leytem, April
item Locke, Martin
item McCarty, Gregory
item McElrone, Andrew
item Moglen, Glenn
item Moriasi, Daniel
item O`Shaughnessy, Susan
item Reba, Michele
item Rice, Pamela
item SILBER-COATS, NOAH - University Of Arizona
item Wang, Dong
item White, Michael
item Dombrowski, James

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.

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.