Alexander Stejskal, originally from Cedar Creek, Neb., is an undergraduate student working on a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Alexander is preparing a database of surface water and groundwater policies and regulations throughout the High Plains Region, including Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado and presenting this data in a direct and easily interpretable format.
He hopes to improve water management practices within the High Plains Region and around the world, and also bringing awareness to the irreplaceable role that water plays and how to make it last for generations to come. His career goals include changing the misconception of water as an infinite resource and working with irrigators to develop a plan to minimize water use without sacrificing crop yields. He hopes that his experience at WFI will help him along the way to improving water management around the world.