Meridian Institute


Meridian Institute has convened and managed numerous collaborative projects related to agriculture and food security both within the United States as well as internationally. We partnered with them to design Climate Change & Food Systems: Assessing Impacts and Opportunities, a report offering a food systems perspective on climate change.

The link to view and read the full PDF is here.


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.

The link to view and read the full PDF is here.


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 developed 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.

To download the full PDF, follow the link here.


AGree: Transforming Food & Ag Policy is a strategic bipartisan response to these interconnected challenges. With support from leading U.S. foundations, Meridian brought together leaders from food and agriculture, conservation, public health, nutrition, rural development, and international development to grapple with the big questions facing our food system. AGree bridged a number of divides—rural and urban, conventional and organic, hunger and nutrition—to develop consensus recommendations that elevate food and agriculture as a national priority.

One project was to create a static and interactive infographic to describe their integrated Initiatives. More about the initiative can be found here.