Climate Cange Vulnerability in the Food, Energy, and Water Nexus: Concerns for Agricultural Production in Arizona and its Urban Export Supply


Environmental Research Letters
Andrew Berardy
Mikhail V Chester
28 February 2017

A dynamic simulation model of the food-energy-water nexus in Arizona to assess the potential impacts of increasing temperatures and disruptions to energy and water supplies on crop irrigation requirements, on-farm energy use, and yield. This model identifies critical points of intersection between energy, water, and agricultural systems and quantify expected increases in resource use and yield loss.