Sandia National Laboratories
Exceptional service in the national interest
Around the world, stable and secure social, economic, and political systems are founded on a reliable supply of resources, including water, energy, and food. Yet natural events and human influences challenge the ability to ensure resources are available at local, regional, and global scales.
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories develop and apply advanced data, modeling, and analysis technologies to improve the sustainability and resilience of interdependent water, energy, and food systems. Key to our approach is broad multi-sector, multi-disciplinary collaboration among experts and stakeholders to understand the interactions, interdependencies, feedbacks, and long-term consequences of future remediation and management approaches.
Data provide the foundation for any modeling or analysis project. Accordingly, we develop data sets that illustrate the dynamics between energy, water, and food production and supply. Specific examples include:
We use a range of modeling tools to simulate coupled natural-human dynamics central to the function of energy-water-food systems. Our modeling experience transcends multiple sectors, multiple scales, and multiple modeling platforms. We have:
We employ relational, geospatial and advanced data analytic methods to extract critical understanding and relationships from complex data sets. We have: