Resilience and Vulnerability analysis of the U.S. economy using commodity flows

2019 Winter Cyberseminar Series

Richard Rushforth / Northern Arizona University

Talk Description

How do we operationalize the information contained in commodity flow datasets to answer questions about the resilience and vulnerability of an area to a specific event? In this webinar, we will explore this question and its implications for interdependencies in food, energy, water systems. This webinar will first focus on the data contained in commodity flow datasets – What are these datasets? How are they compiled? After this introduction, we will discuss methods of coupling these data to water resources data and then discuss the types of resilience and vulnerability analysis possible with commodity flow data.

Note: The recording will be published at a later date due to unpublished work.

CUAHSI's 2019 Winter Cyberseminar Series: The U.S. Food Energy and Water System at the Mesoscale

Hosted by Benjamin Ruddell, Northern Arizona University

The Food, Energy, and Water (FEW) system in the United States is characterized by connections at all scales, but especially by connections at the mesoscale defined by watersheds, cities, irrigation districts, and counties. At these scales transfers of water, flows of goods and services, and socio-economic gradients form the patterns that capture most of the structure in the complete FEW system. This cyberseminar series presents the current work on the mesoscale FEW system in the U.S., including studies of its network structure, its embedded resources and footprints, its boundaries, its stakeholders, its vulnerability and resilience dynamics, and emerging data products and best practices.