April 24-26, 2016
Nebraska Innovation Campus | Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Videos of all the sessions are on our YouTube channel.
On April 24-26, the 2016 Water for Food Global Conference brought together more than 350 participants from around the world to discuss advances in science, technology and policy to help address one of the most urgent challenges of the 21st century: how to achieve greater food security with less pressure on water resources. This year’s theme was “Catalytic Collaborations: Building Public-Private Partnerships for Water and Food Security,” focusing on the powerful impact that can be achieved through public-private partnerships in water for food research, technology and project development.
Thank you to everyone who participated. Together, we are taking the conversation to the next level in regards to leveraging public-private partnerships for improved water and food security.
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- Water for Food Global Conference speakers emphasize partnership roles, responsibilities to make lasting impact.
- Irrigation offers huge potential to transform sub-Saharan Africa
- Is groundwater the key to increasing food security in Sub-Saharan Africa?
By Karen G. Villholth, principal researcher and Yvan Altchenko, senior researcher and hydrogeologist; International Water Management Institute; Pretoria, South Africa
- Water-smart investment benefits ripple beyond food security
By Meredith Giordano, International Water Management Institute and CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems; Washington, D.C.
- Building a holistic team – partnerships to mitigate the impact of climate change on water and food security and health
By Elizabeth VanWormer, Water for Food Institute Faculty Fellow and UNL assistant professor of practice