Meridian Institute Reports

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Meridian Institute has convened and managed numerous collaborative projects related to agriculture and food security both within the United States as well as internationally.

The Climate Change & Food Systems: Assessing Impacts and Opportunities report argues that approaching climate mitigation and adaptation in the context of food systems broadens the range of opportunities to achieve mitigation and adaptation goals, and facilitates the consideration of systems-level effects and interactions. The Meridian Institute led the development of the report – together with a stellar interdisciplinary author team and advisory committee – drawing from their extensive experience working with diverse partners to address complex challenges and advising national governments on sustainability issues.

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This report for The Kresge Foundation, “Building a Community of Practice at the Intersection of Water, Climate Resilience and Equity,” analyzed the challenges and opportunities for those working to address the interplay of water systems, climate resilience and equity. The analysis includes an examination of the work of organizations across the nation that are part of The Kresge Foundation’s Climate Resilient and Equitable Water Systems (CREWS) initiative.

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Meridian Institute worked with U.S. EPA Region 9, ReNUWIt, The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread, and Paradigm Environmental to provide stakeholder outreach, facilitation, and report writing support for a workshop focused on identifying strategies for overcoming institutional barriers to potable water reuse.
The final report, “Mainstreaming Potable Water Reuse in the United States: Strategies for Leveling the Playing Field“, aims to is intended to develop from the discussions will inform both the ongoing dialogue about potable water reuse, as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s and other agencies’ understanding of the complexities of existing institutional barriers.

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