Water for Food

2017 Water for Food Global Conference – Speakers

Plenary Conference Speakers

Ann M. Bartuska, Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education and
Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Washington, D.C.

Robert Bertram, Chief Scientist, Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Agency for International Development; Washington, D.C.

Michael Boehm, Harlan Vice Chancellor, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln; University of Nebraska Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources

Hank Bounds, President, University of Nebraska

Arthur Gen “A.G.” Kawamura, Founding Co-Chair, Solutions from the Land and former California Secretary of Agriculture; Irvine, California

Chandra Madramootoo, James McGill Professor, Bioresource Engineering
Department, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, McGill
University; Quebec, Canada

Sithembile Ndema Mwamakamba, Climate Smart Agriculture Program
Manager; Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis
Network; Johannesburg, South Africa

Timothy Prewitt, Chief Executive Officer, iDE; Denver, Colorado

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

Brian Richter, President, Sustainable Waters; Chief Scientist, Global Water Program, Nature Conservancy; Crozet, Virginia

Steven Schonberger, Practice Manager for Middle East and North Africa Region and Global Lead for Water in Agriculture, Water Global Practice, World Bank; Washington, D.C.

Conference Speakers

Azar Abadi, PhD Student, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Caspar Ammann, Project Scientist and Climate Lead, Climate Science and Applications Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research; Boulder, Colorado

Ayembilla Joseph Anyagbilla, Human Development Coordinator, Catholic Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga; Ghana

Leilani Arthurs, Assistant Professor of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Christina Babbitt, Manager, California Groundwater Program, Environmental Defense Fund; San Francisco, California

Burdette Barker, Graduate Student, Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow; Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Mohamed Bazza, Senior Water Resources Officer, Land and Water Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Italy

Richard D. Berkland, Vice President of Market Development, Global Irrigation Division, Valmont Industries, Inc.; Omaha, Nebraska

Luna Bharati, Principal Researcher-Hydrology and Water Resources, International Water Management Institute; Bonn, Germany

Humberto Blanco, Associate Professor, Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Michael Brady, Assistant Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University; Pullman, Washington

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

Brant Burkey, Owner, Burkey Farms Inc.; Director of Product, IntelliFarm, Inc.; Lincoln, Nebraska

Jayaka Campbell, Research Fellow, Department of Physics, University of the West Indies; Kingston, Jamaica

Margaret Catley-Carlson, DWFI International Advisory Panel member; Vice Chair, Canadian Water Network, Vancouver, Canada

Gregory W. Characklis, Philip C. Singer Distinguished Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering; Director, Center for Watershed Science and Management, Institute for the Environment, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Colin Chartres, Director of Training and Master Classes, Crawford Fund, Australia; Adjunct Professor, Institute of Applied Ecology, University of Canberra, Australia

John R. Christy, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science, Director of the Earth System Science Center, Alabama State Climatologist, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Archie Clutter, Dean Agricultural Research Division, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Marcos Heil Costa, Climate Scientist, Universidade Federal de Viçosa; Brazil

Cody Creech, Assistant Professor, Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Martin Doyle, Director, Water Policy Program, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University; Durham, North Carolina

Roger W. Elmore, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty
Fellow; Professor of Agronomy and Extension Cropping Systems Specialist,
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Jeff Fassett, Director, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources; Lincoln,
Nebraska

Martin Fisher, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, KickStart
International; San Francisco, California

Cory Forbes, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow;
Associate Professor of Science Education, Coordinator, Institute of
Agriculture and Natural Resources Science Literacy Initiative, School of
Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln; Director, Nebraska
Collaborative for Food, Energy and Water Education

Tim Foster, Lecturer in Water-Food Security, University of Manchester; United Kingdom

Ann Fruhling, Professor and Director, School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Mbogo Futakamba, Retired Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water and Irrigation; Tanzania

Yufeng Ge, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow; Assistant Professor, Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Kate Gibson, Program Coordinator, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute; Lincoln, Nebraska

Meredith Giordano, Principal Researcher and U.S. Representative for the International Water Management Institute; Washington, D.C.

Ivo Zution Goncalves, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, Lincoln, Nebraska

Patricio Grassini, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow; Cropping Systems Agronomist, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Alfred Grunwaldt, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Sector, Interamerican Development Bank; Washington, D.C.

Harriett Hageman, Managing Partner, Hageman Law; Cheyenne, Wyoming

Kristiana Hansen, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wyoming; Laramie, Wyoming

Christopher Hartley, Deputy Director and Senior Environmental Markets Analyst, Office of Environmental Markets, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Washington, D.C.

Derek Heeren, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow; Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Krystal Herrmann, Program Manager, Nebraska Watershed Network, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Biniam Iyob, Water and Irrigation Advisor, Bureau for Food Security, USAID; Washington, D.C.

Robert B. Jacobson, Supervisory Research Hydrologist, River Studies Branch, Columbia Environmental Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey; Columbia, Missouri

Bashir Jama, Division Manager, Agriculture and Food Security Division, Islamic Development Bank; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Mike Joliffe, Chief Water Officer, Upstream Tech; Syracuse, New York

Jerry F. Kenny, Executive Director, Platte River Recovery Implementation Program; President and CEO, Headwaters Corporation; Kearney, Nebraska

Alan Kolok, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow;
Professor and Director, Nebraska Watershed Network, University of
Nebraska at Omaha

Leon Kriesel, Owner, Kriesel Certified Seed; Gurley, Nebraska

Ashlyn Lee, Undergraduate Student, Raikes School of Computer Science and Management, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Roberto Lenton, Professor, Biological Systems Engineering, University of
Nebraska–Lincoln; Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Distinguished
Fellow

Peter Longo, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow;
Professor, Political Science Department, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Satoshi Machida, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Mesfin Mergia Mekonnen, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, Lincoln, Nebraska

Kent Miller, General Manager, Twin Platte Natural Resources District, North Platte, Nebraska

Pat Morgan, Senior Scientist, LI-COR Biosciences; Lincoln, Nebraska

Peter McCornick, Executive Director, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute; Lincoln, Nebraska

Patrice McMahon, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow; Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute; Washington, D.C.

Danny Merkley, California Farm Bureau; Sacramento, California

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

Juan Jose Nieto, Centro Internacional para la Investigación del Fenómeno de El Niño-CIIFEN; Quito, Ecuador

George Oamek, Economist with Headwaters Corporation, serving as part of Executive Directors Office for Platte River Recovery Implementation Program

LaKisha Odom, Scientific Program Director, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research; Washington, D.C.

Robert Oglesby, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow; Professor, Climate Modeling, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Francois Omnius, Senior Water Resources Specialist, World Bank; Washington, D.C.

Giovanni Piccinni, Global Production Sustainability Lead, Monsanto Co.

Mani Rouhi Rad, Post-Doctoral Scholar, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; New Haven, Connecticut

Daren Redfearn, Associate Professor, Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Brian Richter, Director, Global Freshwater Strategies, Nature Conservancy; President, Sustainable Waters; Crozet, Virginia

Gillian Roehrig, Associate Professor of Science Education and Co-Director of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Center University of Minnesota

Clinton Rowe, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow;
Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Charles M. Rowling, Assistant Professor, Political Science Department, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Sabrina Ruis, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Troy D. Sadler, Professor and Director, ReSTEM Institute: Reimagining & Researching STEM Education, University of Missouri

Susanne Scheierling, Senior Irrigation Water Economist, World Bank; Washington, D.C.

John C. (Jack) Schmidt, Professor, Department of Watershed Sciences, Utah State University; Logan, Utah

James Schnable, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow; Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Martha Shulski, Nebraska State Climatologist; Director, Nebraska State Climate Office; Applied Climate Science Mission Area Leader; School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Michael Sindelar, Graduate Student, Agronomy, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Stephen Smith, Water Resources Engineer, representing the Colorado Water Institute and the Irrigation Association; Fort Collins, Colorado

Jeyam Subbiah, Kenneth E. Morrison Distinguished Professor of Food Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering and Food Science & Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Jeremy Suing, Design Studio Project Manager, Raikes School of Computer Science and Management, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Mark Svoboda, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow; Director, Associate Research Professor, National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Tsegaye Tadesse, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow; Associate Professor, Climatologist and Remote Sensing Expert, National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Fatima-Amor Tenorio, Graduate Student, Agronomy, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Addie Thompson, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University; West Lafayette, Indiana

John Tracy, Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M University; College Station, Texas

Bradley H. Udall, Senior Water and Climate Scientist and Scholar, Colorado Water Institute, Colorado State University; Fort Collins, Colorado

Harkamal Walia, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow; Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Nicole Wall, Research and Outreach Specialist, National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Austin Wendt, Undergraduate Student, Raikes School of Computer Science and Management, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Timothy Williams, Director for Africa, International Water Management Institute; Accra; Ghana

Ron Yoder, Associate Vice Chancellor, Biological Systems Engineering,
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Richael Young, President, Mammoth Trading; Denver, Colorado

Celestino Zanella, Pivot Farmer; Bahia, Brazil

Kate Zook, Program Analyst, Office of Environmental Markets, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Washington, D.C.

Javier Zuleta, Senior Water Resources Management Specialist, World Bank; Washington, D.C.

 
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