Konar Research Group

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Marketplace: "Food commodity prices highest since 2014, according to UN", by Kristin Schwab, 04 March 2021. Link

The Christian Science Monitor: "Where's the beef? Pandemic exposes cracks in US food system", by Stephanie Hanes, 19 May 2020. Link

CBS Chicago: "Food Supply Concerns", television interview with Jim Williams, 27 April 2020. Link

National Public Radio: "Farm To Table: The Coronavirus And America's Food Supply Chain", radio interview with Grace Tatter and Meghna Chakrabarti, for WBUR On Point, 15 April 2020. Link

National Geographic: "Farmworkers risk coronavirus infection to keep the U.S. fed", by Alejandra Borunda, 10 April 2020. Link

Scientific American: "The Effects of COVID-19 Will Ripple through Food Systems", by Laura Poppick, 26 March 2020. Link

National Geographic: "How beef eaters in cities are draining rivers in the American West", by Alejandra Borunda, 02 March 2020. Link

The Break It Down Show: "The science of food networks and water", podcast interview with Pete A. Turner, 27 February 2020. Link

Grocer Pod: "The first map of America's food supply", podcast interview with Sean Kosednar, 02 January 2020. Link

Hydrology Section Newsletter: "Hydrologic Sciences Early Career Award essay", by Megan Konar, December 2019. Link PDF

Supermarket Guru: "What a food supply chain map can show us", by Phil Lempert, 16 December 2019. Link

Illinois Innovators: "Mapping the Nation's Food Supply Chain with Megan Konar", podcast interview with Michael Koon, 20 November 2019. Link

World Economic Forum: "This fascinating map shows how food moves around the US", by Douglas Broom, 14 November 2019. Link

Supply Chain Dive: "This map is the first step to understanding risk in the food supply chain", by Matt Leonard, 12 November 2019. Link

Mother Nature Network: "Look at the long and winding path your food takes to get to your plate", by Mary Jo Dilonardo, 06 November 2019. Link

Food & Wine: "What really unites Americans? Our food supply", by Mike Pomranz, 30 October 2019. Link

The New Food Economy: "We mapped how food gets from farms to your home", repost from The Conversation article by Megan Konar, 30 October 2019. Link

Fast Company: "The first map of America's food supply chain is mind-boggling", repost from The Conversation article by Megan Konar, 28 October 2019. Link

The Conversation: "We mapped how food gets from farms to your home", by Megan Konar, 25 October 2019. Link

Agri-Pulse: "New matrix tracks food sector movements", by Ed Maixner, 02 October 2019. Link

Gizmodo: "When will we run out of water?", by Daniel Kolitz, 16 September 2019. Link

The News-Gazette: "Wired In: Megan Konar", newspaper interview with Paul Wood, 09 June 2019. Link

The Conversation: "Crop insurance is good for farmers, but not always for the environment", article with Don Fullerton, Julian Reif, and Tatyana Deryugina, 28 June 2018. Link

Nature Sustainability: "Fresh water input", by Monica Contestabile, 12 March 2018. Link

The Food Fix: "How investing in infrastructure can make the world less hungry", podcast interview with Ben Muir, 20 May 2017. Link

WTAX Radio: "Link between buying crop insurance and using water", radio interview with Dave Dahl, 15 May 2017. Link

The 21st, Illinois Public Radio: "Study: Crop insurance linked to increased water usage", radio interview with Niala Boodhoo, 06 April 2017. Link

Yale Environment Review: "Virtual water flows and trade: The complex relationship between agriculture and water", by Sam Cohen, 21 January 2016. Link

New York Times: "California wants to store water for farmers, but struggles over how to do it", by Justin Gillis, 21 December 2015. Link

LA Times: "Cities' food supplies are eating into groundwater reserves, study finds", by Sasha Harris-Lovett, 3 July 2015. Link

environmentalresearchweb: "Where is U.S. aquifer water headed?", by Liz Kalaugher, 30 June 2015. Link

TAKEPART: "Many of your groceries are really just groundwater in disguise", by Willy Blackmore, 30 June 2015. Link

TIME Magazine: "How draining global groundwater supplies could harm the food supply", by Justin Worland, 30 June 2015. Link

Smithsonian Magazine: "Here's how U.S. groundwater travels the globe via food", by Sarah Zielinski, 29 June 2015. Link

NPR Illinois: "Illinois is nation's biggest center for food transport'", by Jamey Dunn, 1 February 2015. Link

Smithsonian Magazine: "Ancient Roman water networks made the empire vulnerable", by Francie Diep, 19 December 2014. Link

Science World Report: "Illinois critical hub for food security: transportation infrastructure helps", by Kathleen Lees, 18 December 2014. Link