DSI Resident Faculty member Kyle Davis, assistant professor at UD, and Dongyang Wei, a doctoral student at UD, are part of a research group investigating six agriculturally important river basins in the western U.S. that are experiencing water scarcity: the Great Salt Lake, the Lower Colorado River, the Rio Grande, Snake River, Platte River and the San Joaquin River. Through their research, they determined which crops are currently being grown in the areas and examined how switching to less water-intensive crops would help with water scarcity while also allowing farmers to remain economically viable.

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