Igiugig - Food, Water, Energy Connections
Igiugig, located on Alaska's largest lake, Lake Iliamna, is the site of the first commercial in-river hydrokinetic energy generator. The community has made strategic steps towards food, water, and now energy security. 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 upon food, energy and water security in remote Arctic and sub-Arctic communities. For more information, visit http://ine.uaf.edu/microfews
Credit: Alaska Center for Energy and Power UAF
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