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Genetics scientist was featured in the Columns:

Fresh water, a critical resource for life on Earth, soon may become dangerously scarce. Water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century, and by 2025, the demand for fresh water will exceed available resources for two-thirds of the world population, according to the United Nations.

Now, thanks in part to a $1.5 million collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation, researchers at UGA, the University of California at Riverside, the University of Texas and the University of Buffalo are looking to Mother Nature for clues about how plants survive in water-limited environments and what people can do to engineer crops that require less of this precious commodity.

 

View the complete article by James Hataway in the January 26, 2015 Columns.

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 3:35pm