Graduate student Lorenzo Rosa has received a Robert E. Horton Research Grant from the American Geophysical Union (AGU). This grant is awarded annually to up to three graduate students who are enrolled in a doctoral program in hydrology, water resources, or a closely related field. The award covers research costs and related travel expenses for one year, supporting projects that demonstrate originality and importance within their own fields.
Rosa’s work focuses on identifying regions in which water consumption from the energy sector may compete with agriculture and other human activities. His dissertation will explore unsustainable water consumption practices from food and energy systems and provide frameworks to make informed decisions on sustainably allocating water resources.