Water for Food

Forum to explore sustainable water management Aug. 20

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Aug. 14, 2014, LINCOLN, Neb.– The Center for Food Integrity and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska will co-host the Forum for Sustainable Water Management Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Nebraska Innovation Campus. The event will explore potential solutions to ensuring a more sustainable supply of water for agriculture. Stakeholders will discuss water management research results and identify gaps and opportunities, with the goal of sharing information and developing better management practices. To learn more and register, visit http://www.foodintegrity.org/events/watermanagement.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Topics addressed:

  • The link between water and food insecurity
  • Soybean genomics and how they relate to water conservation
  • The tools for most effective irrigation
  • Climate change
  • Water management in livestock operations
  • Economic impact of water sustainability

Speakers from the Water for Food Institute and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will include:

  • Nicholas Brozović, Director of Policy, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska
  • Trenton E. Franz, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute Fellow and Assistant Professor, Hydrogeophysics, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Derek Heeren, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute Fellow and Assistant Professor, Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Francisco Munoz-Arriola, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute Fellow and Assistant Professor, Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Martha Shulski, Assistant Professor of Applied Climate Science in the School of Natural Resources and Director of the High Plains Regional Climate Center, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • James Specht, Emeritus Professor, Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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