Water for Food

2016 Water for Food Global Conference Speakers

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Lee Addams
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Good Earth Irrigation, Livingston, Montana

Kian Alibakhshian
Founder and CEO, Smart Water Metering Inc.; Ontario, Canada

Jay Angerer
Associate Professor of Agro-ecological Modeling, Director, Center for Natural Resource Information Technology, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Blackland Research and Extension Center; Temple, Texas

Jose Luis Arumi
Dean, Agricultural Engineering, Professor, Water Resource Department Civil Engineer, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
Principal Researcher, Chilean CRHIAM Water Center

Randy Barker
Managing Director, Business Development, FarmLink; Kansas City, Missouri

John Berge
General Manager, North Platte Natural Resources District; Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Hank M. Bounds
President, University of Nebraska; Lincoln, Nebraska

Nick Brozovic
Director of Policy, Water for Food Institute; Lincoln, Nebraska

Ken Cassman
Emeritus Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Agronomy, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Water for Food Institute Faculty Fellow

Margaret Catley-Carlson
Vice Chair, Canadian Water Network; Vancouver, Canada
International Advisory Panel Member, Water for Food Institute

Kelly Caylor
Associate Professor and Director of Princeton Ecohydrology Lab, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University; Princeton, New Jersey

Archie C. Clutter
Dean, Agricultural Research Division; Director, Agricultural Experiment Station, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Brennan Costello
Marketing Lead, Student Entrepreneur, FarmAfield; Lincoln, Nebraska

Michael Dowgert
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Cropx Inc.; Tel Aviv, Israel

Colin Everson
Hydrometeorologist, South African Earth Observation Network; Honorary Professor, Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Water for Food Institute Global Fellow; Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Martin Fisher
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, KickStart International; Nairobi, Kenya

Rolando A. Flores
Professor and Department Head, Department of Food Science and Technology; Director of the Food Processing Center, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Water for Food Institute Faculty Fellow

Trenton Franz
Hydrogeophysicist and Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Water for Food Institute Faculty Fellow

John Gates
Senior Hydrologist, The Climate Corporation; Global Fellow, Water for Food Institute; San Francisco, California

Meredith Giordano
Principal Researcher and Advisor for Research Strategy and Management, International Water Management Institute; Acting Director, CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems; Washington, D.C.

Ronnie D. Green
Chancellor-elect, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Ken Haar
Senator, Nebraska Legislature; Malcolm, Nebraska

John T. Heaston
Private Consultant, Lincoln, Nebraska

Melissa D. Ho
Managing Director, Africa, Department of Compact Operations, Millennium Challenge Corporation; Washington, DC

Anil B. Jain
Managing Director, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd.; Jalgaon, India

Uma Lele
Independent Scholar and Development Economist; International Advisory Panel Member, Water for Food Institute; Washington, D.C.

Roberto Lenton
Founding Executive Director, Water for Food Institute; Lincoln, Nebraska

Luke H. MacDonald
Deputy Director, Water Institute, Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, Maryland

Peter G. McCornick
Deputy Director General of Research, International Water Management Institute; Executive Director-elect, Water for Food Institute; Colombo, Sri Lanka

E. Robert Meaney
Former Chairman International, Valmont Industries, Inc.; Riverside, Connecticut

Yulie Meneses Gonzalez
PhD Candidate and Research Assistant, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Gary P. Merkley
Water for Food Institute Global Fellow; Irrigation and Hydraulic Engineer, Senior Supervising Engineer, Natural Resources Consulting Engineers, Inc.; Fort Collins, Colorado

Rebecca Milczarek
Research Agricultural Engineer, U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service; Albany, California

Patrick Morgan
LI-COR Biosciences, Senior Scientist; Adjunct Professor, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Pat Mulroy
Senior Fellow, Climate Adaptation and Environmental Policy, The Brookings Institute
Practitioner in Residence, Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Maki Distinguished Faculty Associate, Desert Research Institute; Las Vegas, Nevada

Christopher Neale
Director of Research, Water for Food Institute; Lincoln, Nebraska

Jon Padgham
Deputy Director, START; Washington, D.C.

Owen Palm
President and Chief Executive Officer, 21st Century Equipment, LLC; Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Roric Paulman
Owner and Operator, Paulman Farms; Sutherland, Nebraska

Timothy Prewitt
Chief Executive Officer, iDE; Denver, Colorado

Jeff Raikes
Co-founder, Raikes Foundation; Seattle, Washington
Board Chair, Water for Food Institute

Claudia Ringler
Deputy Division Director, Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute; Washington, D.C.

Sally Rockey
Executive Director, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research; Washington, D.C.

Barclay Rogers
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Good Earth Irrigation; Livingston, Montana

Peter Rogers
Gordon McKay Research Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University; Water for Food Institute International Advisory Panel Member; Cambridge, Massachusetts

Richard L. Sandor
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Environmental Financial Products; Chicago, Illinois

Daniel Schachtman
Professor of Agronomy and Director of the Center for Biotechnology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Scott A. Shearer
Professor and Chair, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio

Christopher Simmons
Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis

Pasquale Steduto
Deputy Regional Representative for the Near East & North Africa Region, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Cairo, Egypt
International Advisory Panel Member, Water for Food Institute

Stuart Taylor
Vice President, Global Initiatives, iDE; Winnipeg, Canada

Greg Thoma
Bates Teaching Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas; Fayetteville, Arkansas

Chris Tingle
Head, Enogen Commercial Operations, Syngenta; Minnetonka, Minnesota

Elizabeth VanWormer
Epidemiologist and Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Water for Food Institute Faculty Fellow

Karen G. Villholth
Principal Researcher, International Water Management Institute; Pretoria, South Africa

Ammar Wahbi
Technical Officer, Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition Section, Joint Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/International Atomic Energy Agency Division (FAO-IAEA), Austria
Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Aleppo; Syria

Bing Wang
Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Conrad Weaver
Filmmaker, President and Owner, ConjoStudios, LLC; Frederick County, Maryland

Michael Willer
Vice President, Research and Development, Food & Beverage North America, Ecolab; St. Paul, Minnesota

Ann Willet
Director of Strategic Alliances for Food, Fuel and Water, Nebraska Innovation Campus; Lincoln, Nebraska

Adam Wolf
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Arable; Princeton, New Jersey

Julie Wroblewski
Strategy Advisor and Consultant, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Pivotal Ventures; Los Angeles, California

Richael Young
Co-founder and President, Mammoth Trading; Lincoln, Nebraska
Program Associate, Water for Food Institute

Lewis H. Ziska
Research Plant Physiologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service; Beltsville, Maryland

Arthur Zygielbaum
Research Associate Professor, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Water for Food Institute Faculty Fellow

 
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