Megan Konar

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Welcome to my research website! I am an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I conduct policy-relevant research that focuses on the intersection of water, food, and trade. My research is interdisciplinary, drawing from hydrology, environmental science, and economics.

To conduct this research, I apply a range of quantitative tools, such as modeling, network analysis, and econometrics. My research is motivated by questions such as: How do commodity exchanges link water and food systems? How will climate and socio-economic shocks impact food trade and its associated embodied water resources? What policy options will best improve water and food security?

Some current projects in my group:


NSF Hazards,