Water for Food

Media Mentions

Water for Food News Mentions

The story behind Nebraska’s Natural Resources District system
November 6, 2017

Nebraska Farmer

Engineering Research Focusing On Next Generation Of Ag Technologies


Research focuses on the next generation of agricultural technologies
November 5, 2017

High Plains Journal

US: Nebraska looks to solve global food security by sharing its knowledge of irrigation
November 3, 2017

Fresh Plaza

Water for Food panelists say Nebraska farmers’ water use, ag productivity skills could help solve world food security issues
November 2, 2017

Kearney Hub

Water for Food panelists say Nebraska farmers’ water use, ag productivity skills could help solve world food security issues

Grand Island Independent

Research focuses on the next generation of agricultural technologies

KTIC Radio

Research focuses on the next generation of agricultural technologies

KRVN Radio

UN launches open source tool for water management
November 1, 2017

The Source Magazine

Drones Helping Farmers Increase Yields
October 25, 2017


Nebraska: Drone Project Works to Improve Crop Irrigation Efficiency
October 23, 2017


Editorial: With world hunger on the rise, Midlanders can help
October 21, 2017

Omaha World Herald

Drones are buzzing toward increased crop production
October 19, 2017

KTIC Radio

Former USDA chief predicts rising consumer sway
October 18, 2017

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Johanns: 2020 voters may want more than disruption
October 17, 2017

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

University of Nebraska – Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts and Groundwater Governance – A Unique Example of Stakeholders Successfully Managing a Shared Resource
October 16, 2017

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Water symposium is Oct. 26-27

UNL Newsroom

Don Walton: Bannon mentions Fischer; Trump on trade
October 15, 2017

Don Walton Column | Neligh News & Leader

Aglines roundup for Oct. 15


Zimfo Bytes 10/13
October 13, 2017


Honors, awards, publications for Oct. 13

UNL Newsroom

Water symposium Oct. 26-27 at Nebraska Innovation Campus
October 12, 2017


Learning Communities for upperclassmen to became available in fall 2018

Daily Nebraskan

Former Ag Secretary Mike Johanns joins Water for Food board
October 9, 2017


“World Water Week/Heroic Food” Green Sense Radio podcast
October 6, 2017

Green Sense Farms

Water symposium Oct. 26-27 at Nebraska Innovation Campus

IANR Media

World Bank officials get firsthand look at production agriculture
September 28, 2017

Imperial Republican – Chase County, Nebraska

Nebraska Co-Hosts Agricultural Workshop in Argentina


NARD president gives remarks on World Bank study tour of Nebraska – AUDIO
September 26, 2017

Rural Radio Network KRVN

Nuevas tecnologías pueden mejorar la eficiencia de la agricultura
September 22, 2017


Nebraska co-hosts agricultural workshop in Argentina

Farming UK

Free meters offered to see how much water and electricity irrigation pumps use – Husker Harvest Days interview with Kate Gibson – VIDEO
September 13, 2017

“NTV Grow”- NTV Nebraska, ABC affiliate

Buffett joins board of Nebraska’s Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute
August 25, 2017


Editorial: UNL commits to providing a sound vision for ag science
August 11, 2017

Omaha World Herald Editorial

Ag leaders present latest technology innovations at summit
June 20, 2017

Midwest Producer

Study researching water use psychology
June 3, 2017

Grand Island Independent

Nebraska researchers join national team studying psychology of water use
May 17, 2017


Water for Food Improving Sub-Saharan Security
April 13, 2017

Precision – AgWired.com

2017 #Water4Food is a Wrap


Global water, food perspectives descend on Lincoln
April 11, 2017


Raikes: Water and food security are pressing global issues

Brownfield Ag News

Water for Food Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa


LEM: SPRLEM participa de missão em Nebraska, nos Estados Unidos
April 10, 2017

Blog Braga

Conference to address advances in water and food security from local to global scales
March 1, 2017

High Plains Journal

Water for Food Conference April 10-12
February 24, 2017

Nebraska Farmer

Conference to address advances in water and food security from local to global scales
February 23, 2017

PR Newswire

Conference to address advances in water and food security
February 20, 2017

Nebraska Today

@UNLincoln: Seminar series focuses on efficient water use
January 22, 2017

Coyote Gulch

RI Seminar: Carrick Detweiler : micro-UAS for Prescribed Fire Ignition

Robot News

Nebraska aids in combating global water crisis
December 26, 2016

Omaha World Herald

Swedish Academy of Sciences honors Cassman
December 16, 2016

UNL Newsroom

Study: Maximizing grain yields won’t meet future African needs
December 12, 2016

University Communication

Even with maximized yields, sub-Saharan Africa won’t grow enough grain in 2050


Editorial: UNL helps address global ag and water needs
November 22, 2016

Omaha World Editorial

U of Nebraska’s Water for Food Global Institute releases its 2016 conference proceedings


Nebraska farmers set world standard for sustainable water use, food production

Grand Island Independent

New University of Nebraska-Lincoln research puts VRI on the map
November 21, 2016


Neale to discuss geospatial technologies
November 17, 2016

UNL News

African leaders approve drought management framework
October 27, 2016

UNL Newsroom – University of Nebraska–Lincoln

New open-source tool for agricultural water management
October 26, 2016

The Source

Water for Food Global Institute introduces new class available to UNL students

Daily Nebraskan

Michael Boehm named university’s IANR chief
October 25, 2016

UNL Newsroom – University of Nebraska–Lincoln

‘Water in Society’ Course Helps Prepare Future Decision-makers
October 19, 2016

USAgNet. Story also published in Nebraska Ag Connection.

Documentary on drought, water management to be screened at Midwest Oct. 7
October 6, 2016

High Plains Journal. Story also mentioned on KNEB – 960 AM.

Record-Setting Week for Industry, Research Communities at SPIE Remote Sensing and Security and Defence
October 4, 2016


Water for Food Institute / President’s Halftime Show (Sept. 10/Wyoming)
September 16, 2016

University of Nebraska

Nebraska Food for Health Center to unite strengths in agriculture, medicine

UNL Newsroom – University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Peter McCornick begins new role as executive director of the Water for Food Global Institute
September 15, 2016

Agri Marketing

AquaCrop-OS website provides open-source tool for water management
September 13, 2016

Farm Progress. Story also published in Agri Marketing, Ag Professional, Phys.org and mentioned on KRVN Radio.

Prem Paul dies days after stepping down as UNL vice chancellor
September 2, 2016

The Columbus Telegram

Nebraska focuses on drought in the Middle East and Africa: BTN LiveBIG
August 28, 2016

Big Ten Network. Story also published in Publicnow.

Grant to support the development of water in society undergraduate course
August 25, 2016

High Plains Journal

Dr. Peter G. McCornick to deliver keynote address at colocated Groundwater Week and Irrigation Show
August 22, 2016

National Ground Water Association. Story also published in Water Online.

Gimme a Break! IRS Tax Loophole Can Reward Excessive Water Use in Drought-stricken West
August 21, 2016

MSN.com. Story also published in Salon.com, Business Insider and NM Politics.

Timelapse project makes watershed stories available to public
August 20, 2016

Kearney Hub (AP)

Fostering ag innovation on the ‘Silicon Prairie’
August 5, 2016

Farm Progress

UNL leads project to help respond to drought overseas
August 3, 2016

Farm Progress

EPA and USDA Pledge Actions to Support America’s Growing Water Quality Trading Markets
August 2, 2016

USDA Blog. Story also published in Water Online.

Argentine officials discuss ag cooperation
July 26, 2016

Farm Progress. Story also published in Midwest Producer.

Grant to support the development of water in society undergraduate course
July 19, 2016


UNL assistant professor on the Field to Market Science Advisory Council
July 15, 2016

High Plains Journal

University of Nebraska groups lead project responding to drought
July 13, 2016
ICBA, US research centers lead $4m project to help MENA region respond to drought

Relief Web

NU agencies lead project to help MENA region respond to drought
July 12, 2016

UNL Newsroom – University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Story also published on ReliefWeb, Ag Professional, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, Agri Marketing, and The Grand Island Independent.

UNL assistant prof on Field to Market Science Council
July 8, 2016

Nebraska Ag Connection

DOE wants to hear from *you* on the QER
July 1, 2016


New Science Advisory Council Looks to Shape Ag Sustainability Measurement
June 22, 2016

Sustainable Brands

UNL-led study demonstrates model’s ability to project corn yields
June 18, 2016

Grand Island Independent

Study demonstrates model’s ability to project corn yields
June 13, 2016

by Scott Schrage, University Communications

Water for food topic of Sunday Scientist
June 8, 2016

Lincoln Journal Star

Diversity Farming Needed as Climate Changes
June 4, 2016

Food Quality and Safety magazine

Local View: “Prosper Lincoln, China, and Wagyu cows”
May 28, 2016

UNL’s Innovation Campus is home to the Water for Food Institute (WFI) which aims to play a vital role in food security domestically and abroad. WFI just might be the partner China needs to address its irrigation concerns.

Collaboration is Key
May 24, 2016

The Groundwater Foundation

O desafio da cana-de-açúcar (article is in Portuguese)
May 23, 2016

University of Sao Paulo, Brazil – A study conducted in the College of Agriculture “Luiz de Queiroz” (USP / ESALQ) in partnership with Embrapa and the University of Nebraska evaluated agricultural efficiency of sugarcane in Brazil to determine the degree of growth of sugarcane production without the need of additional land.

NTV’s GROW: May 8, 2016 – Segment 2
May 8, 2016

NTV’s Grow interviewed Peter McCornick

University of Nebraska (USA) honored Bhavarlal Jain
May 2, 2016

Indiainfoline.com – The University of Nebraska, globally renowned for quality education and research, and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute honored the founder of Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd., Bhavarlalji (Bhau) Jain for his lifetime achievement.

Opinion: A twenty-first century challenge: growing more food with less water
April 27, 2016



KTIC Radio

Rockey preaches need for research dollars, partnerships in feeding world

Lincoln Journal Star

The University of Nebraska’s Water for Food Institute is working to form partnerships to help feed a global population that’s expected to reach 10 billion by 2050
April 26, 2016

Greenfield Reporter highlights role of philanthropy in water and food security

Partnering with Farmers Key to Global Water Challenges


Philanthropic leader talks global food strategy in Lincoln

KETV Channel 7 – Jeff Raikes shares focus on partnerships at Water for Food Global Conference

Water for Food looking to build ‘catalytic collaborations,’ Raikes says

Lincoln Journal Star

Crowd Gathers for Thirsty Land Debut at #Water4Food
April 25, 2016

AgWired – Thirsty Land shows ripple effect of drought

Students share eye-opening Jordan trip to learn about water scarcity
April 22, 2016

Daily Nebraskan

Global expert to leader UNL’s Water for Food Institute
April 17, 2016

KLKN-TV – McCornick to assume leadership of the Water for Food Institute

Global expert to leader UNL’s Water for Food Institute

Washington Times

April 13, 2016

AgriMarketing – McCornick named executive director

Water for Food Institute names new director

Lincoln Journal Star

Ogallala Aquifer is focus of new USDA-funded research project
March 22, 2016

KTIC Radio

Experts talk climate change, influence of Arctic weather patterns on Midwest agriculture at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Eight Artists Conspire About Water Issues In a New Exhibition
March 1, 2016

Smithsonian magazine features Water exhibit at KANEKO
The Water for Food Institute partnered with KANEKO on the exhbit, collaborating with Faculty Fellows and artists to develop projects that illustrate scientific research in the areas of water and food security.

World-Herald editorial: UNL helps Nebraska lead
February 20, 2016

Omaha.com – Water for Food Institute and the National Drought Mitigation Center are recognized for national and international leadership in water and food security research.

Tool uses climate forecasts, crop models to supply data to farmers
February 3, 2016

Midwest Producer – The world’s changing climate creates great uncertainty when it comes to agricultural decision-making. Computer models containing a sea of high-tech data on crops and climate present challenges in transforming terabytes into real solutions on the ground.

Water for Food Institute partners with KANEKO for water exhibit, featuring projects supporting water and food security
January 31, 2016

Omaha.com – Alan Kolok works small. He’s a scientist, specifically an aquatic toxicologist, who studies water contaminants. And just like the scientists analyzing the lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, Kolok studies contaminants at an infinitesimal yet critical scale — parts per billion — that might sound familiar even if the meaning isn’t.

Trending: Companies Turning to Big Data, Microbes to Help Increase Crop Yields
January 14, 2016

Sustainable Brands – Farmers in the United States could soon benefit from two new ways to increase crop yield that were announced this month.

New tool uses climate forecasts and crop modeling for farmers
January 11, 2016

Ag Professional – A new computer-based tool developed by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher in collaboration with the private sector has the ability to transform trillions of model realizations into a simple website platform that will help farmers reduce risk and optimize production while using water and other resources more efficiently.

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