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Growing More with Less: Smart Tech Solutions to Feed the World
Growing More with Less: Smart Tech Solutions to Feed the World
WhenThursday, Oct 10, 2019, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus room130
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsCollege of Engineering and UW Alumni Association
Target AudiencePublic

The Future of Food:
Protecting Human and Environmental Health

By 2050, the earth’s population is estimated to reach nine billion which will intensify a growing food security crisis, exacerbated by current agricultural processes, climate change and economic inequality. Around the globe, there is an urgent need to improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of the food supply chain. At the University of Washington, engineers and scientists are working across disciplines to manage the quality and quantity of food we eat and grow. Join us for the 2019 Engineering Lecture Series to learn more about their work to inform a brighter future for us all.

Faisal Hossain, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Asia has some of the fastest growing economies in the world, but it is also home to two-thirds of the global hunger population. Regional monsoons impact efficient water management and reduce agricultural yield. Professor Hossain is utilizing global weather models and satellite data to develop technology that will help farmers increase crop yield through sustainable water management.

Faisal Hossain is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. His research focuses on sustainable water resources engineering, building capacity and training for resource-constrained nations and institutions. His work has resulted in satellite management systems in several nations across Asia for improved water, food and energy security. Currently Faisal serves as editor for the Journal of Hydrometeorology, and the applications lead for Science Team of Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite mission scheduled to launch in 2021. He received his Ph.D. from The University of Connecticut and his M.S. from The National University of Singapore.…
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