Husna Yasini

GFI Fellow - Class of 2017

Undergraduate Student, Integrative Biology
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/UC Berkeley


Investigating the Potential of Using Treated Wastewater in Urban Agriculture


Food and agriculture are the largest consumers of water, using about 37 percent of our nation’s fresh water. Husna’s research project seeks to examine whether treated wastewater can be used in urban agriculture. The aim is to investigate whether local treated wastewater can be used as a water and nutrient source to grow food crops in urban areas. In doing so, she hopes to contribute towards developing approaches to achieve efficient, sustainable, fresh food production while conserving and recycling key resources.