Skip to main content
ARS Home » Plains Area » Las Cruces, New Mexico » Range Management Research » Research » Publications at this Location » Publication #399212

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 - New Mexico State University
item Wang, Dong
item White, Michael
item DOBROWOLSKI, JAMES - National Institute Of Food And Agriculture (NIFA)

Submitted to: Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/27/2023
Publication Date: 5/1/2023
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., O'Shaughnessy, S.A., Reba, M.L., Rice, P.J., Silber-Coats, N., Wang, D., White, M.J., Dobrowolski, J.P. 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: More than 40 leading US agricultural and water scientists developed a water research vision designed to address the most critical water and agricultural challenges in a changing climate to sustain agricultural production and natural systems. Water sustainability can only be realized by balancing the needs of agriculture, society, and ecosystems (Pastor et al. 2019) (figure 1). To address these competing demands, USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists worked with a broad group of partners to develop a national Water Research Vision (Vision) for the next 30 years (Tsegaye et al. 2022). The Vision emphasizes transdisciplinary approaches to water sustainability that enhance resiliency in agricultural systems that are increasingly vulnerable to climate change. A draft of the Vision was presented to external peers and stakeholders to ensure it reflects their perspectives. The final Vision represents a deep understanding of the role of water in agriculture, the importance of food and water security, and water’s interconnection with other sociocultural values. It also includes recommendations for research and management actions to address pressing water needs across the United States. This article provides our Vision to support collaboration and resource sharing.