Water, Food, and Environmental Security Research at UIUC

The fields of Food, Water, and Environmental Security are important areas of security as they are directly connected to human survivability. While these are three areas of security that are separate, they were combined into one section here because of their similarities and overlaps with each other.

Food Security involves universal access to adequate nutrition, crop and animal sciences, and agricultural engineering technology. It also includes the transportation, storage, and distribution, and the effects of interruption of food supplies that result from natural disasters and conflicts.

Water Security includes the study of the interaction of technology and social organization in the delivery and quality of water at the household, community, regional, and national levels.

Environmental Security includes persistent environmental effects from human activities, including concepts such as climate change deforestation, and soil degradation. While there is overlap between this area of security and other topical areas, Environmental Security brings a different perspective of security threats and how to mitigate issues.


Full Name Email College/Program/Department Title Publishing Date
Jeanie Bukowski jbukow@bradley.edu Political Science Sharing Water on the Iberian Peninsula: A Europeanisation Approach to Explaining Transboundary Cooperation 6/1/2011
Beverly Wilson bevwilso@illinois.edu Urban/Regional Planning Mapping vulnerability to extreme heat events: lessons from metropolitan Chicago 5/1/2018
Rabin Bhattarai rbhatta2@illinois.edu Agricultural and Biological Engineering Iran's Agriculture in the Anthropocene 2020-9-1
Khanna Madhu khanna1@illinois.edu Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Potential for large-scale CO2 removal via enhanced rock weathering with croplands 2020-7-9
Benjamin Crost bencrost@illinois.edu ACES Do economic downturns fuel racial animus? 2020-7
Sivapalan Murugesu sivapala@illinois.edu Civil Engineering Assessment of Climate, Sizing, and Location Controls on Green Infrastructure Efficacy: A Timescale Framework 2020-5-1
Ryan Sriver rsriver@illinois.edu Atmospheric Sciences The Role of Climate Sensitivity in Upper-Tail Sea Level Rise Projections 2020-3-28
Kaiyu Guan kaiyug@illinois.edu Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences BESS-STAIR: A framework to estimate daily, 30m, and all-weather crop evapotranspiration using multi-source satellite data for the US Corn Belt 2020-3-20
Megan Konar mkonar@illinois.edu Civil Engineering Groundwater Depletion Embedded in Domestic Transfers and International Exports of the United States 2020-2-1
Franklin Lombardo lombaf@illinois.edu Civil Engineering An automated classification method of thunderstorm and non-thunderstorm wind data based on a convolutional neural network 2020-12
Craig Gundersen cggunder@illinois.edu Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Association between household food insecurity and mortality in Canada: A population-based retrospective cohort study 2020-1-20
Ximing Cai xmcai@illinois.edu Civil Engineering A water-electricity nexus model to analyze thermoelectricity supply reliability under environmental regulations and economic penalties during drought events 2020-1
Eun Cha ejcha@illinois.edu Civil Engineering DIN II: incorporation of multi-level interdependencies and uncertainties for infrastructure system recovery modeling 2020
James LaFave jlafave@illinois.edu Civil Engineering Modification of Ground Motions for Use in Central North America 2019-9-14
Albert Valocchi valocchi@illinois.edu Civil Engineering Diffusion-Based Recycling of Flavins Allows Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 to Yield Energy from Metal Reduction Across Physical Separations 2019-4-2
Praveen Kumar kumar1@illinois.edu Civil Engineering The Power of Environmental Observatories for Advancing Multidisciplinary Research, Outreach, and Decision Support: The Case of the Minnesota River Basin 2019-4
David Kristovich dkristo@illinois.edu Atmospheric Sciences Unexpected rip currents induced by a meteotsunami 2019-12-1
Nolan Miller nmiller@illinois.edu Business The mortality and medical costs of air pollution: Evidence from changes in wind direction 2019-12
Brian Dill dill@illinois.edu Sociology Understanding and incorporating stakeholder perspectives in international engineering: A phrase mining analysis 2019
Prasanta Kalita pkalita@illinois.edu Agricultural and Biological Engineering Role of mechanical rice harvesting in socio-economic development of Bangladesh 2018-1-1
Richard Akresh akresh@illinois.edu Economics First and Second Generation Impacts of the Biafran War 2017-8-31
Shannon O'lear olear@ku.edu Atmospheric Sciences Climate Science and Slow Violence: A view from political geography and STS on mobilizing technoscientific ontologies of climate change 2016
Jürgen Scheffran juergen.scheffran@zmaw.de Integrative Geography Climate and war: No clear-cut schism 2013
Yanqing Lian ylian@illinois.edu Illinois State Water Survey Climate change enhances the severity and variability of drought in the Pearl River Basin in South China in the 21st century 2/15/2018
Donald Wuebbles wuebbles@illinois.edu Atmospheric Sciences Air Pollution and Noncommunicable Diseases: A Review by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies’ Environmental Committee, Part 1: The Damaging Effects of Air Pollution 2/1/2019
Hall Beth bethhall@illinois.edu Illinois State Water Survey Vulnerability of grain crops and croplands in the Midwest to climatic variability and adaptation strategies 1/1/2018
Rowell Kriten karowell@illinois.edu Law Risk analysis of natural hazards: Interdisciplinary challenges and integrated solutions 1/1/2016
Jesse Ribot ribot@illinois.edu Geography and GIS Cause and response: vulnerability and climate in the Anthropocene 1/1/2014