The overall research theme is the development of novel and sustainable solutions for off-grid production of safe drinking water, brine management operations, and controlled environment agriculture systems. This includes research in innovative photovoltaics; holographics; sensors and controls; unit operation technologies; and material, device, and systems resiliency. Specifically, Indige-FEWSS will build upon the following research activities:
- Novel photovoltaic materials and technologies for Controlled Environment Agriculture
- Management of coupled natural-human systems for production of fit-for-use water from brackish groundwater
The expected outcomes are:
- Transformative advances in sustainable water and agricultural systems are achieved through graduate student driven transdisciplinary research.
- Indigenous communities are directly involved in the development and piloting of the systems and are trained effectively to be able to inherit and maintain the systems.
Read our team's peer-reviewed research publications on the Publications page!
Find information about the pilot systems and our FEWS training materials in the sections below.