Adapting for Resiliency

Change is inevitable. Communities, to be resilient, need to be able to respond to change as it unfolds. Responses may include long term adaptation to change, those that requires food, energy, and water sectors to modify how they use and manage their resources, operations, and assets in the future.

InterACTWEL (Interactive Adaptation and Collaboration Tool for managing Water, Energy and Land) is a secure and intelligent computer-aided decision support tool that aims to empower food, energy, and water sectors in local watershed communities to collaborate and coordinate their planning efforts in the face of an uncertain future. By using advanced scientific models and interactive interfaces it can assist decision makers and policy makers to (a) develop potential community-wide adaptation actions in response to specific disturbances, (b) visualize costs, benefits, and impacts of their actions, and (c) communicate suggestions for and feasibility of potential actions to partners.

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What is FEW Nexus?

FEW nexus, by definition, refers to the connections between the food (F) sector, the energy (E) sector, and the water (W) sector that create interdependencies between these sectors.

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Adaptation Planning

When planning for adaptation in communities with interconnected food, energy, and water (FEW) sectors, interdependencies between all sectors (i.e., the nexus) should be taken into consideration, especially when costs and benefits of adaptation actions are estimated. A well-executed adaptation planning process allows decision makers to organize, evaluate, prioritize, and select from a portfolio of diverse adaptive management strategies that are appropriate for their region.

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InterACTWEL as an intelligent and secure Decision Support Tool

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Learn

Learn about how adaptation can help FEW sectors in watershed communities be resilient

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Plan

Create portfolios of community-wide adaptation strategies using advanced scientific models and machine learning

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Act

Visualize, evaluate, recommend, identify and adopt community-preferred adaptation plans

InterACTWEL’s Cyberinfrastructure

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Contact Us

meghna

Dr. Meghna Babbar-Sebens

Associate Professor of Water Resources Engineering

School of Civil and Construction Engineering
Oregon State University

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snehasis

Dr. Snehasis Mukhopadhyay

Professor of Machine Learning
Department of Computer and Information Science
Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis

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Ganti

Dr. Ganti Murthy

Professor of Agriculture Engineering

Professor of Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering
Oregon State University

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jeff

Dr. Jeff Reimer

Professor of Agriculture Economics

Applied Economics
Oregon State University

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arjan

Dr. Arjan Durresi

Professor of Trustworthy AI and Cybersecurity
Computer and Information Science
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

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jenna

Dr. Jenna H. Tilt

Assistant Professor of Geography

Environmental Sciences, and Marine Resource
Department of Geography
Oregon State University

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sammy

Dr. Samuel J. Rivera

Post-doc Research Associate
School of Civil and Construction Engineering
Oregon State University

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sureshmarru

Suresh Marru

Deputy Director & Chief Architect, Cyberinfrastructure Integration Research Center

Indiana University Bloomington

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