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Published in Waterbriefing: Innovation and integration will help prevent global water crises

February 28, 2019

By David Smith

In this Expert Focus article for Waterbriefing, David discusses the evolving relationship between water, energy and agriculture

Record temperatures hit the UK during the summer of 2018, putting huge pressure on the country’s natural resources and subsequently the agricultural sector. As average temperatures rise on a global scale year-on-year, the way we view the relationship between water, energy and agriculture needs to evolve – an integrated approach is required.

Innovative, system-wide strategies are beginning to be recognised as the principal solution to improving resilience and resource efficiency, and therefore economic performance.

For example, embracing precision agriculture gives the sector the opportunity to monitor, automate and manage water usage. It could make farming more intelligent using technology, ensuring the efficient use of resources, balancing the input/output scale, protecting it from the increasing risk of drought.

David Smith, SVP Corporate Strategy at Stantec shares his thoughts on how investment in integrated water and agriculture management solutions can help improve water use in this Expert Focus online article for Waterbriefing.

Read the full article published on Waterbriefing.

  • David Smith

    Calling on over three decades of global experience as well as his masters studies from Henley Management College, David drives Stantec’s corporate strategy and growth initiatives. He’s also published thought leadership work in the water sector.

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