Cordova, Alaska: Connecting food, energy and water
The community of Cordova is home to one of Alaska's strongest salmon fisheries. It lies in a remote area of South-central Alaska, accessible by only air and boat. The community is one of four communities selected for participation in the National Science Foundation project, "Coupling infrastructure improvements to food-energy-water system dynamics in small cold region communities: MicroFEWs." MicroFEWs is a four-year project with the ultimate goal of developing a novel systems approach to understanding the linkages between renewable energy use and its downstream impacts on food, energy and water security in remote Arctic and sub-Arctic communities.
Provided by Alaska Center for Energy and Power UAF