Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute’s sixth annual Global Water for Food Conference
Oct. 19-22, 2014 | Seattle, Washington USA
“Harnessing the Data Revolution: Ensuring Water and Food Security from Field to Global Scales.”
Dec. 9, 2013
LINCOLN, Neb. – Mark your calendars for the sixth annual global Water for Food Conference Oct. 19-22 in Seattle, Wash., USA. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, with an evening banquet hosted at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Organized by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska, this event brings together experts from around the world to discuss how advances in science, technology and policy will help the world efficiently use its limited freshwater resources to increase global food security. Each year, the event attracts roughly 500 industry, academic and policy leaders and features a mix of plenary addresses, panel discussions, case studies, poster competitions and more.
The 2014 theme is “Harnessing the Data Revolution: Ensuring Water and Food Security from Field to Global Scales.”
Data and analytics are increasingly used by private and governmental sectors to make decisions regarding food and water. Conference presentations and panel discussions will focus on the changing landscape of data, analytics, modeling and visualization— as well as how to capitalize on this ongoing data revolution to ensure a water and food secure world. Tools, such as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas, will also be unveiled at the conference. Seattle, a hub for major data and technology organizations, is the ideal place to hold a conference on using data to ensure water and food security.
Generous support for the 2014 conference is provided by the Gates Foundation, Robert. B. Daugherty Charitable Foundation and University of Nebraska.
Check back soon for more details, including how to register online.
The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska is a research, education and policy analysis institute committed to helping the world efficiently use its limited freshwater resources, with particular focus on ensuring the food supply for current and future generations.