Water for Food

Water for Food Institute to host public research forum May 12

University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate student James Higgins describes his work collecting water samples using unmanned aerial vehicles under the supervision of Water for Food Institute Faculty Fellow Carrick Detweiler at last year’s research forum.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate student James Higgins describes his work collecting water samples using unmanned aerial vehicles under the supervision of Water for Food Institute Faculty Fellow Carrick Detweiler at last year’s research forum.

May 4, 2016, Lincoln, Neb. — A public forum highlighting diverse research projects focused on improving global water and food security will be hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska on May 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Arbor Suite at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Union (1705 Arbor Dr.). The second annual Water for Food Institute Research Forum is open to faculty, staff, students and the public; however, registration is required by May 9: http://waterforfood.nebraska.edu/event.php?eventID=1995

Students, postdoctoral fellows and their advisors will give short presentations highlighting research projects funded in part by the institute’s Student Support Program, which awards one-year grants to WFI’s interdisciplinary Faculty Fellows to help enrich the education of students who may one day lead the effort to feed the world’s growing population.

The research presented will cover a wide range of topics pertinent to addressing the world’s water and food needs, including evaluating agricultural runoff toxicity, deploying unmanned aerial vehicles to collect water samples, examining the challenges and opportunities in global water policy, developing more efficient use of irrigation water for crop production, optimizing water use in food processing, using time-lapse photography to follow a watershed and more. The forum will also include a luncheon and question and answer period following each presentation.

The full agenda is available here.

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The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska was founded in 2010 to address the global challenge of achieving food security with less stress on water resources through improved water management in agricultural and food systems. We are committed to ensuring a water and food secure world while maintaining the use of water for other human and environmental needs.

The University of Nebraska has invested in four interdisciplinary, University-wide institutes — including the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute — that leverage talent and research-based expertise from across the University of Nebraska system to focus on complex state, national and global challenges.

Learn more at waterforfood.nebraska.edu/.


 
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