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In a changing world, the systems we have traditionally relied on to deliver food, energy and water are now challenged by increasing risk of disruption from climate, extreme events and deteriorating infrastructure. In an effort to ensure the future sustainability of our state, and to remain economically sound as an agricultural leader in the nation, the Center for Resilient Communities is exploring solutions to these systems — specifically the accumulation of waste that results from crop production, dairy farming, food processing and aquaculture in Idaho’s communities.

Funded by a National Science Foundation grant, and part of the larger Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWs) project, researchers involved in Re-use in Food, Energy and Water Systems (ReFEWS) aim to reclaim and re-use resulting waste products. Our researchers are focused on regions in the Upper Snake River Basin, with specific emphasis on the Magic Valley and city of Twin Falls — the epicenter of Idaho agriculture.

Graphic indicating relationships between various aspects of the project, including models, tools, historic patterns and stakeholder scenarios
Map of study area, highlighting southeastern Idaho and small areas in western Wyoming and northeastern Nevada.
INFEWs study area

Center for Resilient Communities

Physical Address:
IRIC 209

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2461
Moscow, Idaho

Phone: 208-885-4409

Fax: 208-885-9428