Water for Food

Projects and Publications Inventory

Projects and Publications Inventory 2010-2015


Closing water and agricultural productivity gaps
National projects

  • Root Genomics and Physiology to Enhance Water Use Efficiency. Seed grant to P. Stephen Baenziger and Harkamal Walia.
  • Improving drought tolerance of wheat through more adaptive roots. Support for student research under Harkamal Walia.
  • Software Development for Water-and-Agriculture-resources Data and Information Access: the case of the Water for Food Interoperability System (WaFIS). Support for student research under Francisco Muñoz-Arriola.
  • Water Reconditioning in the Food Industry. Support for PhD student research by Yulie Meneses under Rolando Flores of the UNL’s Food Science & Technology.

International projects

  • Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas. Seed grant to Ken Cassman, Haishun Yang and Patricio Grassini for initial work in Argentina and Brazil.
  • Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas. Extension of work to Asia and sub-Saharan Africa supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas in the MENA region. Extension of Atlas to three countries in the MENA region, with partial support from USAID under the MOU between WFI and USAID.
  • Collaboration with FAO on the development of a remote sensing-based water productivity product and to establish a regional platform to serve these products in the MENA region.
  • Collaboration with IARI on drought monitoring, irrigation efficiency, and improving drought and salt tolerance of crops.
  • CIRCLES pilot project in Tanzania with WorldVision and Valmont on agricultural intensification using center-pivot irrigation.
  • Development of Research collaboration with Northwest Agriculture & Forestry University in China on water saving agriculture in Inner Mongolia region.

Groundwater management for agricultural production
National projects

  • Option Values and the Sustainable Management of the High Plains Aquifer for Food Production and Ecosystem Services. Seed grant to Lilyan Fulginiti.
  • Revealing the Links Between Crop Production, Irrigation and Inter-Annual Changes in Groundwater Levels in Nebraska. Support for student research by Kate Boone.
  • Development of an Integrated Economic Hydrologic Ecologic Frameworks for Resilient Groundwater Governance Systems. Funded by USDA-NIFA.
  • Effects of institutions and hydrological conditions on optimal management of a shared aquifer: a case study of the High Plains. Funded by UNL’s Agricultural Research Division.
  • Groundwater availability and conservation program outcomes in the High Plains Aquifer. Funded by USDA Economic Research Service.

International projects

  • Aquifer Characterization in sub-Saharan Africa. Seed grant to John Gates.
  • Development of Research on groundwater management in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.

Enhancing high productivity irrigated agriculture
National projects

  • Nebraska Water and Energy Flux Measurement, Modeling and Research Network. Seed grant to Suat lrmak.
  • Developing and promoting water, nutrient and climate start technologies to help agricultural systems adapt to climate and societal changes. Joint project with Michigan State University, Dartmouth and the University of Kansas funded by USDA-NIFA.
  • Improving Soil Moisture Monitoring in Agricultural Systems Using Hydrogeophysics. Support for student research by William Avery.
  • Enabling Sub-Surface Aerial Water Sampling for Water Management and Quality Analysis. Support for graduate student research by James Higgins.

International projects

  • Collaboration with IWRH on center pivot irrigation in China and related subjects
  • Collaborative Research Program with Jain Irrigation in India

Freshwater and agricultural ecosystems and public health
National projects

  • The Potential of Collaborative Governance: The Platte River Recovery Implementation Program. Seed grant to Christine Reed.
  • Platte River Basin Time Lapse Project. Support to Jeff Raikes School of Computer Science and Management for development of Phocalstream software.
  • Platte Basin Time Lapse Project. Joint project support with UNL’s IANR to develop science applications.
  • Platte Basin Time Lapse Project. Support for undergraduate student research by Joe Arneson, Mariah Lundgren and Christina Woodworth.
  • Studying the Link between the Soil Moisture Estimates and Global Warming for Nebraska Using Satellite Data. Support for undergraduate student research at UNK under Vijendra Boken.
  • Novel Assessment Tools: Utilizing Citizen Science and Sentinel Organisms to Detect Agrichemical Runoff. Support for graduate student research by Jonathan Ali.
  • The potential of water lease markets to increase streamflow during droughts. Joint project with University of California – Santa Barbara Bren School of Environmental Science & Management.
  • Public-private partnerships on water markets and entrepreneurship, jointly with UNL’s Office of Research and Economic Development.

International projects

  • A Holistic Approach to Sustainable Food Security through Adaptive Ecoregion­ based Watershed Management in Ethiopia. Seed grant to Martha Mamo.
  • Leveraging WFI Resources to Address Water for Agriculture in Latin America Under a Changing Climate. Support for postdoc research by Rachindra Mawalegedara in UNL’s Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences.

Nebraska Water Center projects

  • Developing Slow Release Persulfate to Treat BTEX Compounds at LUST Sites. USGS 104b grant Steve Comfort and Xu Li.
  • A Cost Effective Fixed Film Atrazine Treatment Utilizing Nitrate as a Nutrient. USGS 104b grant to Ahmed Hosni and Mohamed Dahab.
  • High-resolution Imaging of the Platte River Streambed Using Combined Electromagnetic Induction and Hydraulic Parameter Estimation Techniques. USGS 104b grant to Jesse Korus and Xun-Hong Chen.
  • Analysis of Potential Groundwater Trading Programs for Nebraska. USGS 104b grant to Karina Schoengold and Nicholas Brozovic.
  • Developing a Two-tier Screen to Evaluate the Health of Nebraska’s Wetlands. USGS 104b grant to Alan Kolok, Craig Allen and Paul Davis.
  • Direct Monitoring of Knickpoint Progression. USGS 104b grant to David Admiraal.
  • Development of an Affinity-Based Concentrator-Detection Kit for Monitoring Emerging Contaminants in Recycled Water. USGS 104b grant to David Hage and Daniel Snow.
  • An Innovative Graphene Oxide Filter for Drinking Water Contaminants Removal. USGS 104b grant to Yusong Li, Daniel Snow and Yongfeng Lu.
  • Documenting Stream/Groundwater Interaction in the South Platte River. USGS 104b grant to Douglas Hallum, Vijendra Boken and Steve Sibray.
  • Hydroclimatic Controls on the Conjunctive Use of Surface and Ground Water in the Platte River Basin. USGS 104b grant to Francisco Munoz-Arriola.
  • Fate of Steroid Hormone Conjugates and E. coli from Manure in Soil: Potential Sources of Free Hormones and Pathogens in Forages and the Environment? USGS 104b grant to Amy Schmidt, Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, Xu Li and Daniel Snow.
  • Nitrate Mediated Mobilization of Naturally Occurring Uranium in Groundwater. USGS 104b grant to Karrie Weber and Daniel Snow.
  • Design of Multi-Scale Soil Moisture Monitoring Networks in Agricultural Systems Using Hydrogeophysics. USGS 104b grant to Trenton Franz.
  • Fate of Manure-Borne Antimicrobials Monensin, Lincomycin, and Sulfamethazine and Potential Effects to Nitrogen Transformation in Soil. USGS 104b grant to Daniel Snow and Matteo D’Allesio.
  • Climate Variability and Decision Support Tool for Optimizing Yields with Limited Water Available for Irrigation. USGS 104b grant to Jane Okalebo and Kenneth Hubbard.
  • Development of Smart Alginate Hybrid Beads for Eco-Friendly Water Treatment. USGS 104b grant to Jaehong Shim and Patrick Shea.

Water Sciences Laboratory projects

  • Influence of Climate and Agricultural Clustering on Groundwater Contamination by Trace Organics. National Science Foundation Water Sustainability and Climate. Funded through USDA AFRI Program.
  • Nitrate Mediated Mobilization of Naturally Occurring Uranium in Groundwater. USGS 104G National Grants Program.
  • U.S.-Kazakhstan workshop and pilot study- Pesticide occurrence and ecological effects in the Syr Darya River Basin. National Science Foundation Catalyzing New International Collaborations Program.
  • Influence of the Method and Timing of the Land Application of Manure on the Fate and Transport of Manure Constituents in Runoff. National Pork Board.
  • Antibiotics in Agroecosystems: State of the Science. AFRI Food Safety Program Area 2, “Effective Mitigation Strategies for Antimicrobial Resistance” (A4171). Conference grant.
  • POCIS to Measure Agricultural Tile Drainage Contaminants within Madison Wetland Management District. U.S. Department of the Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Contaminants Project: Sample Processing & Analysis 2012-2015. U.S. Department of the Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Quantifying Stormwater Runoff Contaminant Mitigation by Bioretention Cells. Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.
  • Antibiotic Resistant Salmonella and Antibiotic Residues in Freshly Eaten Produce. U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.
  • Narrow Grass Hedge Effects on the Fate and Transport of Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes. National Pork Board.
  • Vegetated Treatment Strips for Feedlot Runoff: Hormones, Pharmaceuticals & Microorganisms. U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service.
  • Modeling Land Application of Manure Containing Antimicrobials using SWAT. U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service.
  • Influence of On-Site Manure Storage and Land Application Strategy on the Fate and Transport of Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in the Environment. National Pork Board.
  • Fate of steroid hormone conjugates and E. coli from manure in soil: Potential sources of free hormones and pathogens in forages and the environment? USGS 104b program.
  • Exploration of an Innovative Graphene Oxide Nanomaterial Membrane for Water Purification. NU Research Council Faculty Seed Grants.
  • An Innovative Graphene Oxide Filter for Drinking Water Contaminants Removal. USGS 104b program.
  • Development of a Simple Concentrator-Detection Kit for Monitoring the Safety of Recycled Water. USGS 104b program.
  • Microbial Degradation of Antibiotics. Interdisciplinary Research Grant – UNL Research Council.
  • Fate of trace organics in groundwater under climate change scenarios. Pathways to Interdisciplinary Research Centers-Phase I. UNL Office of Research & Economic Development.
  • Acquisition of water dating instrumentation by the Nebraska Water Sciences Laboratory as the foundation of a leading center for renewable aquifer analysis. University of Nebraska Research Initiative Major Instrumentation Proposal.
  • Development of a Storm Runoff Simulator Phase 3: Chemical Mixing and Chemi-Graph Outflow Control. Alan and Irene Williams Endowment Fund and the Kenneth J. Good Trust Fund.


University of Nebraska education projects

  • Water for Food Institute Undergraduate Intern Program, providing internships to highly qualified students pursuing studies that align with the institute’s mission.
  • Water for Food Institute Student Support Programs for undergraduate, graduate students and postdocs working with Faculty Fellows and Associate Fellows on subjects related to the institute’s mission.
  • New freshman discovery course on “Water in Society,” as part of “Food, Energy and Water in Society” minor.
  • Oral History Project with Nebraska Natural Resources Districts and Nebraska State Historical Society.
  • Development of Water for Food entrepreneurship accelerator.

International education collaborations

  • UNESCO-IHE double degree program with UNL.
  • UNESCO-IHE Summer Field Courses in Nebraska (2012 and 2014).
  • Support to UNL student participation in UNESCO-IHE Summer Field Course in Europe in 2015.
  • Collaboration with UNESCO-IHE in hydro-informatics.
  • Water Advanced Research and Innovation (WARI) fellowship program for Indian students, collaboration with the Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum, The Department of Science and Technology, and UNL. Supported by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India.
  • MOU with Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ), of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Program development with the International Arid Lands Consortium, including undergraduate and practitioner programs in the U.S. and internationally.


Print communications

  • Water for Food Institute Global Conference Proceedings: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • 2014 Water for Food Institute Global Conference Proceedings Summary, April 2014
  • NRD History Report, April 2014
  • Water for Food Institute partnership fliers: FAO, Jain Irrigation, Global Yield Gap & Water Productivity Atlas, 2012
  • Water for Food Institute overview brochure (small), 2012
  • Water for Food Institute flier developed on Global Yield Gap & Water Productivity Atlas for 2014 Water for Food Global Conference, September 2014
  • Water for Food Institute promotional postcard, April 2015
  • Water for Food Institute brochure, August 2015
  • Water for Food Institute Five Year Report 2010-2015, November 2015
  • Water for Food Institute news releases, published throughout 2010-2015, focusing on institutional appointments, Faculty Fellow research and events

Nebraska Water Center print communications

  • Nebraska Water Center “Water Current” newsletter, 24 quarterly issues, print and online
  • Nebraska Water Center annual fact sheets, print and online
  • Nebraska Water Center Nebraska water map, 2011
  • Nebraska Water Center informational brochure 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Nebraska Water Center news releases: published, on average, more than 20 press releases annually for a total of more than 100 between 2010 and 2015. These focus on water-related research results, extension programming, educational opportunities, public tours, seminars, lectures, symposiums and conferences, major research grants and other matters of public impact.

Web communications

  • Water for Food Institute social media channels developed: Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Storify, LinkedIn, Flickr
  • Constant Contact email marketing account created, October 2013
  • Water for Food Digest (previously “E-news”), bi-weekly emails, began November 2013
  • Water for Food Blog created, January 2014
  • Save the Date video for 2014 Water for Food Global Conference created with UNL Communications, February 2014
  • Infographic on Nebraska-based presenters from the 2013 Water for Food Global Conference, April 2014
  • Series of infographics on Water for Food Faculty Fellows, May 2014
  • Infographic on 2014 Water for Food Global Conference, October 2014
  • Water for Food Institute promotional video produced with Plum Productions, October 2014
  • Engaged Omaha marketing agency Redstone to enhance the institute’s social media presence and website SEO, June 2015.
  • Sponsored posts on Facebook and Twitter to boost the institute’s social media reach, engagement and influence.
  • Google AdWords campaign for the institute with reporting on search analytics, including website page views and audience demographics.

Nebraska Water Center web communications

  • Nebraska Water Center and Nebraska Water Sciences Laboratory social media channels developed: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

Other communications

  • Sponsored production of the documentary film, “A Thirsty Land,” 2015


Conferences, workshops and seminars in the U.S.

  • Second Water for Food Global Conference 2010 – “Water for Food: A Global Institute at University of Nebraska,” Lincoln, May 2010
  • Third Water for Food Global Conference 2011 – “Paths to Solutions,” Lincoln, May 2011
  • Fourth Water for Food Global Conference 2012 – “Blue Water, Green Water and the Future of Agriculture,” Lincoln, May 2012
  • Fifth Water for Food Global Conference 2013 – “Too Hot, Too Wet, Too Dry: Building Resilient Ecosystems,” Lincoln, May 2013
  • Sixth Water for Food Global Conference 2014 – “Harnessing the Data Revolution: Ensuring Water and Food Security From Field to Global Scales,” Seattle, Wash., October 2014
  • Co-hosted lecture by World Food Prize laureate Daniel Hillel, “Managing our Scarce Water in a Changing Climate,” Lincoln, October 2012
  • Co-hosted a strategic dialogue with the Institute of Food Technologists on post-harvest water use in the food system, Food Expo, Chicago, July 2013
  • Hosted seminar on “The University of Nebraska & CIAT: New Research Partnerships for Global Food Security,” by Ruben Echeverria, CIAT, Lincoln, September 2013
  • Hosted Water for Food policy seminar series, Lincoln, October 2013
  • Joanna Endter-Wada, “Place-Based Policies and Practices: Connecting Water, Land and People to Sustain Food Systems;”
  • Aditi Mukherji, “Doing Policy Relevant Research on Water, Food and Agriculture: Examples from India;”
  • Nick Brozovic, “Challenges and Opportunities for Resilient Groundwater Management.”
  • Hosted seminar on “Remote Sensing for Crop Water Productivity Targets and Monitoring” by Wim Bastiaanssen, UNESCO-IHE, Lincoln, December 2014
  • Co-hosted two events with Global Harvest Initiative on drought and water management in conjunction with World Water Day, National Press Club and Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., March 2013
  • Hosted Water for Food booth at Husker Harvest Days, “Raising our H20 IQ,” Grand Island, September 2013
  • Co-hosted conference of the Institute of Science for Global Policy on “Food Safety, Security and Defense: Focus on Food and Water,” Lincoln, October 2013
  • Co-hosted “Transdisciplinary Conversations” networking event series
  • 2013 events (all at UNL): September 25, October 24, November 20.
  • 2015 events co-hosted with Rural Futures Institute: February 18 (UNL), March 16 (UNO), April 22 (UNL)
  • Co-sponsored conference on water and food with the Institute on Science for Global Policy as part of its series on Food Safety, Security, and Defense, Lincoln, October 2013
  • Co-sponsored Center for Great Plains Symposium, “Drought in the Life, Cultures and Landscapes of the Great Plains,” Lincoln, April 2014
  • Sponsored a side event on “Water, Food and Drought: Learning and Action Opportunities for Doing More with Less,” during the “Nexus 2014: Water, Climate, Food and Energy” Conference at the University of North Carolina, March 2014
  • Participated in USA Science and Engineering Festival, Washington, D.C., April 2014
  • Co-sponsored UNL Global Studies and Harris Center for Judaic Studies Symposium, “Water Security & Peace: Avenues for Cooperation,” Lincoln, May 2014
  • Co-hosted a 14-day summer field course, partially supported by Monsanto, with UNESCO-IHE and UNL graduate students, May-June 2014
  • Hosted seminar on “Feeding 9 Billion People without Destroying the Planet: It is Possible,” by Andrew Noble, CGIAR, Lincoln, June 2014
  • Co-hosted Center for Food Integrity’s “Forum for Sustainable Water Management,” Lincoln, August 2014
  • Co-sponsored Community Capitals Framework Institute, “Applications of the Community Capitals Framework in Natural Resource Planning, the Environment and Community Vitality,” Lincoln, November 2014
  • Hosted session for the 2015 Nebraska Association of Resources Districts Legislative Conference, “Research and Programming Initiatives,” UNL, January 2015
  • Hosted the Water for Food Institute and Nebraska Water Center open house, Nebraska Innovation Campus, Lincoln, March 2015
  • Partnered on training program and retreat for the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (with the UNL Public Policy Center), Lincoln, April 2015
  • Served as conference partner for Chicago Council on Global Affairs 2015 Global Food Security Symposium, “Healthy Food for a Healthy World,” Washington, DC, April 2015
  • Hosted Water for Food First Annual Student Support Research Symposium, Lincoln, May 2015
  • Co-sponsored “Food Factory of the Future Workshop” with UNL’s College of Engineering and Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources; the University of California, Davis; Georgia Institute of Technology; and ConAgra, Lincoln, May 2015
  • Hosted seminar on “Monitoring Water Use and Drought Using Multi-Satellite Imaging,” by Martha Andersen, USDA- Agricultural Research Service, and Christopher Hain, University of Maryland, Lincoln, July 2015
  • Co-sponsored water markets seminar with USDA and Environmental Protection Agency, Lincoln, Lincoln, September 2015
  • Co-sponsored workshop on “Arctic Climate Change and its impact on the Midwest,” Lincoln, November 2015

Nebraska Water Center conferences, workshops and seminars in the U.S.

  • Hosted Nebraska Water Center’s Great Platte River Basins Symposium, 2010
  • Hosted Nebraska Water Center’s Great Plains Climate, Water and Ecosystems Symposium: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Hosted 2012 Nebraska Water Center Symposium, “Water: Science, Practice and Policy,” Lincoln, November 2012
  • Hosted 2013 Nebraska Water Center Symposium, “Changes: Climate, Water and Life on the Great Plains,” Lincoln, October 2013
  • Hosted 2015 Nebraska Water Center Symposium, “High Plains Aquifer: Sustainability for Food Production and Water Supply,” Lincoln, March 2015
  • Hosted Nebraska Water Center’s Water Law Conferences, Lincoln:
  • 2010: Water right transfers and Clean Water Act
  • 2011: Water drainage and update of state water law
  • 2012: Current Nebraska water law
  • 2013: Current Nebraska water law
  • 2014: Current Nebraska water law
  • 2015: Current Nebraska water law
  • Co-hosted Nebraska Water Center Annual Water and Natural Resources Seminar Series in cooperation with UNL School of Natural Resources, 12-14 lectures at UNL, offered for course credit.
  • 2010: General state and regional water topics and research
  • 2011: Stormwater Management
  • 2012: General state and regional water topics and research
  • 2013: General state and regional water topics and research
  • 2014: General water topics and water research and technology
  • 2015: General water topics and water research and technology
  • Hosted Nebraska Water Center Water UNL faculty/staff workshops, Lincoln: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Hosted Nebraska Water Center brown bag lecture series in conjunction with Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, normally 8-10 lectures, Lincoln: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Coordinated UNL’s IANR and Extension exhibits at annual Husker Harvest Days agricultural show, Grand Island: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Hosted Nebraska Water Center faculty focus group meetings, held as warranted, normally about quarterly
  • Hosted Water Resources Advisory Panel meetings, held every 3-4 months, constituency advice for the Water Center
  • Hosted Nebraska Water Center water faculty retreats, 2014 and 2015
  • Hosted Nebraska Water Center’s cooperative summer Water and Natural Resources Tours, regional:
  • o 2010: North and South Platte River basins in Nebr., Colo. and Wy.
    o 2011: The Nebraska Sandhills and Ogallala Aquifer
    o 2012: Water and agricultural issues arising from 2011 flooding of Missouri River lowlands
    o 2013: Water and agricultural issues in central Nebraska
    o 2014: The North Platte irrigation project in Nebr., Colo. and Wy.
    o 2015: Republican River basin in Nebr. and Colo.

Conferences, workshops outside the U.S.

  • Hosted workshop with M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India, October 2010
  • Sixth World Water Forum, sessions organized by Water for Food Institute, Marseilles, March 2012
  • Seventh World Water Forum, various sessions organized by Water for Food Institute, South Korea, April 2015. Session on “Best Available Technology” as part of the Water for Food segment of the North American Regional Process.
  • World Water Week 2012, hosted side events with producers from India, USA and Argentina; co-convened workshops on irrigated and rainfed agriculture, Stockholm, August 2012
  • World Water Week 2013, hosted side event on drought management with the Water Technology Center for the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Jain Irrigation and FAO. Co-convened “Bridging Land Water Ecosystem Divides” workshop with the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems led by IWMI, International Food Policy Research Institute and the International Land Coalition. Stockholm, August 2013
  • World Water Week 2014, co-convened joint workshop with SIWI, “Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystem Security,” Stockholm, September 2014
  • World Water Week 2015, co-convened joint workshop “(Re)Thinking Governance” with SIWI; UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI and Water Integrity Network, Stockholm, August 2015
  • Co-hosted an expert consultation on Yield Gap Analyses with FAO and Stockholm Environment Institute, Rome, October 2013
  • Co-sponsored workshops with Resilience Alliance to develop joint research proposals on building resilient freshwater and agricultural ecosystems, Montpellier, March and May 2014

Reports and Publications by WFI Staff and/or Faculty Fellows

  • Biudes, Marcelo Sacardi; George Louis Vourlitis; Nadja Gomes Machado; Paulo Henrique Zanella de Arruda; Geraldo Aparecido Rodrigues Neves; Francisco de Almeida Lobo; Christopher M. U. Neale; José de Souza Nogueira. 2015. Patterns of energy exchange for tropical ecosystems across a climate gradient in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Volume 202, March, 15 2015, Pages 112–124.Z
  • Bleed, A., Babbitt, Christina Hoffman, Policy and Technical Report Number 1: “Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts: An Assessment of a Large-Scale Locally Controlled Water Governance Framework,” May 2015 http://waterforfood.nebraska.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/layout07b-web.pdf
  • Brozović, N., “Coping with drought – Institutional innovation in water management,” blog article published by SIWI, posted April 28, 2015. http://www.swedishwaterhouse.se/en/blog/coping-with-drought-institutional-innovation-in-water-management/
  • Brozović, N., OECD, 2015, “Drying Wells, Rising Stakes: Towards Sustainable Agricultural Groundwater Use,” OECD Studies on Water, OECD Publishing, Paris. http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264238701-en
  • Campos, Isidro; Christopher M. U. Neale; Maria-Llanos López; Claudio Balbontín; Alfonso Calera. 2014. Analyzing the effect of shadow on the relationship between ground cover and vegetation indices by using spectral mixture and radiative transfer models. J. Appl. Remote Sens. 8(1), 083562 (Aug 25, 2014). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.8.083562
  • Foster, T., Nicholas Brozović and A.P. Butler, 2014, Modeling irrigation behavior in groundwater systems, Water Resources Research, DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015620.
  • Foster, T., Nicholas Brozović and A.P. Butler, 2015, Analysis of the impacts of well yield and groundwater depth on irrigated agriculture, Journal of Hydrology, v. 523, p. 86-96, DOI: 10.10.16/j.jhydrol.2015.01.032.
  • Foster, T., Nicholas Brozović and A.P. Butler, 2015, Why well yield matters for managing agricultural drought risk, Weather and Climate Extremes, DOI: 10.1016/j.wace.2015.07.003.
  • Hernandez, F. B. T.; Neale, C. M. U.; Teixeira, A. H. de C.; Taghvaeian, S. 2014. Determining large scale actual evapotranspiration using agrometeorological and remote sensing data in the Northwest of Sao Paulo State, Brazil. Acta Horticulturae, Issue: 1038 Pages: 263-270.
  • Joint FAO/WFI Report on Yield Gaps and 2013 Workshop.
  • Lenton, R. “Can We Achieve Global Food Security Without Compromising the Use of Water to Meet Other Human and Environmental Needs?” in Food Safety, Security, and Defense: Focus on Food and Water. Tucson, AZ and Washington DC: Institute on Science for Global Policy. 2014.
  • Lenton, R. “Irrigation in the 21st Century: Reflections on Science, Policy and Society,” Irrigation and Drainage, Volume 63, Issue 2, Pages 154-157, 2014.
  • Lenton, R., “Innovations to Improve Water Productivity – Reflections,” in “At the Confluence: Selection from the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm,” edited by Jan Lundqvist, Aquatic Procedia, Volume 1, pp 168-171. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V. 2013.
  • Lenton, R., Molly Nance, “Partnerships pave the way to innovative solutions for water and food security,” 7th World Water Forum publication produced by Faircount Media Group, April 2015.
  • Lenton, R., Ronnie Green and Chittaranjan Ray, “Future of Nebraska Water,” Lincoln Journal Star joint letter to the editor, August 2014. http://journalstar.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letter-future-of-nebraska-water/article_5122f006-c703-5c80-96bf-bb65aad9c9bc.html
  • Lewis, C.S; Geli, H.M.E; Neale, C.M.U. 2014.  Comparison of the NLDAS Weather Forcing Model to Agrometeorological Measurements in the western United States. Journal of Hydrology, Volume: 510, Pages: 385-392.
  • Paul, G., Gowda, P. H., Prasad, P. V. Vara, Howell, T. A., Aiken, R.M., Neale, C. M. U. (2014). Investigating the influence of roughness length for heat transport (z(oh)) on the performance of SEBAL in semi-arid irrigated and dryland agricultural systems.  Journal of Hydrology, Volume: 509, Pages: 231-244.
  • Starita, J., Mohamed Dahab and Roberto Lenton; “Drought Hits the Heartland of USA”, Stockholm Water Front Magazine–A Forum for Global Water Issues. No. 4, Page 6, December 2012.
  • Taghvaeian, Saleh; Christopher M. U. Neale; John Osterberg; Subramania I. Sritharan and Doyle R. Watts. 2014. Water Use and Stream-Aquifer-Phreatophyte Interaction along a Tamarisk-Dominated Segment of the Lower Colorado River.  In Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle.  American Geophysical Union.  DOI: 10.1002/9781118872086.ch6.
  • Vanderlinder, MS; CMU Neale; DE Rosenberg; KM Kettenring, 2014. Use of Remote Sensing To Assess Changes in Wetland Plant Communities Over An 18-Year Period: A Case Study From The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Great Salt Lake, Utah. WESTERN NORTH AMERICAN NATURALIST, Volume: 74, Issue: 1 Pages: 33-46.
  • Water for Food Global Conference Proceedings: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
  • Water for Food Institute Annual Report 2012-2013.
  • Water for Food Institute quarterly progress reports summarized and shared with Faculty Advisory Panel and Faculty Fellows, May 2015
  • Zaccaria, D; Neale, CMU. 2014.  Modeling delivery performance in pressurized irrigation systems from simulated peak-demand flow configurations.  Irrigation Science, Volume: 32 Issue: 4 Pages: 295-317. DOI: 10.1007/s00271-014-0426-4.

Water Sciences Laboratory Publications by Staff

  • Al-Sammak, M. A., Snow, D., Hoagland, K., and Cassada, D. 2013. Methods for Detection of Neurodegenerative Cyanotoxins BMAA, DABA, and Anatoxin-a in Environmental Samples. Toxicon, 76(0): 316-325. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2013.10.015 .
  • Al-Sammak, M., K. Hoagland, D. Cassada, D. D. Snow. 2014. Co-occurrence of the cyanotoxins BMAA, DABA and Anatoxin-a in Nebraska reservoirs, fish, and aquatic plants. Toxins, 6 (2), 488-508. doi:10.3390/toxins6020488. ISSN 2072-6651 http://www.mdpi.com/journal/toxins. Published online: 28 January 2014.
  • Bartelt-Hunt, S. L.; DeVivo, S.; Johnson, L.; Snow, D. D.; Kranz, W. L.; Mader, T. L.; Shapiro, C. A.; van Donk, S. J.; Shelton, D. P.; Tarkalson, D. D.; Zhang, T. C. 2013. Effect of Composting on the Fate of Steroids in Beef Cattle Manure. Journal of Environmental Quality, 42, (4), 1159-1166. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2013.01.0024
  • Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., D.D. Snow, W.L. Kranz, T.L. Mader, C.A. Shapiro, S.J. van Donk, D.P. Shelton, D.D. Tarkalson, and T.C. Zhang. 2012. Effect of growth promotants on the occurrence of steroid hormones on feedlot soils and in runoff from beef cattle feeding operations. Environmental Science and Technology, 46, (3), 1352-1360.
  • Biswas, S., C. A. Shapiro, W. L. Kranz, T. L. Mader, D. P. Shelton, D. D. Snow, S. L. Bartelt-Hunt, D. D. Tarkalson, S. J. van Donk, T. C. Zhang, S. Ensley. 2012. Current knowledge on the environmental fate, potential impact and management of growth promoting compounds used in the US beef cattle industry. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 68(4):325-336. doi:10.2489/jswc.68.4.325
  • Biswas, S.; W. L. Kranz; C. A. Shapiro; M. Mamo; S. L. Bartelt-Hunt; D. D. Snow; D. P. Shelton; D. D. Tarkalson; T. L. Mader; S. J. van Donk; Zhang, T. C., 2013. Use of a surrogate to evaluate the impact of tillage on the transport of steroid hormones from manure-amended agricultural fields. Transactions of the ASABE, 56, (4), 1379-1385.
  • Brown, D.; Snow, D.; Hunt, G.; Bartelt-Hunt, S.L. 2015. Persistence of pharmaceuticals in effluent-dominated surface waters. Journal of Environmental Quality, doi:10.2134/jeq2014.08.0334
  • Cavalieri, E.L; Saeed, M.; Zahid, M; Cassada, D.; Snow, D.; Miljkovic, M.; Rogan, E.G. 2012. Mechanism of DNA depurination by carcinogens in relation to cancer initiation. Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry, IUBMB Life 64, (2), 169-179.
    • Gilley, J. E.; S. L. Bartelt-Hunt; S. J. Lamb; X. Li; D. B. Marx; D. D. Snow; D. B. Parker; Woodbury, B. L., 2013. Narrow grass hedge effects on nutrient transport following swine slurry application. Transactions of the ASABE, 56, (4), 1441-1450.
  • Gilley, J.E., S.L. Bartelt-Hunt, S.J. Lamb, X. Li, D.B. Marx, D.D. Snow, D.B. Parker, B.L. Woodbury. 2013. Runoff nutrient transport as affected by land application method, swine growth stage and runoff rate. Transactions of the ASABE, 56(6): 1295-1303. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers ISSN 2151-0032 DOI 10.13031/trans.56.10146.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2014.38. Published online March 27, 2014.
  • Joy, S.R.; X. Li; D.D. Snow; J.E. Gilley, B. Woodbury and S.L. Bartelt-Hunt. 2014. Fate of Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in Simulated Swine Manure Storage. Science of the Total Environment. 481 (2014) 69–74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.02.027 Published online 28 February 2014
  • Joy, Stacey ; Bartelt-Hunt, S.; Snow, D. ; Gilley, J.; Woodbury, B.; Parker, D.; Marx, D.; Li, X. 2013. Fate and transport of antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance genes in soil and runoff following land application of swine manure slurry. Environmental Science and Technology, 47(21): 12081-12088. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es4026358
  • Kolok, A.; Sellin, M.; Knight, L.; Snow, D.; Bartelt-Hunt, S. 2014. The hourglass: A conceptual framework for the transport of biologically active compounds from agricultural landscapes. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 50(2): 266-274. DOI: 10.1111/ jawr.12158
  • Pan, D.; Watson, R.; Wang, D.; Tan, Z.H.; Snow, D.D. and K. A. Weber. 2014. Correlation Between Viral production and Carbon Mineralization Under Nitrate Reducing Conditions in Aquifer Sediment. The ISME Journal. International Society for Microbial Ecology, Volume 8, 1691-1703.
  • Parker, D.B; Gilley, J.; Woodbury, B. Kim, K-H.; Galvin, G.; Bartelt-Hunt, S.L, Li, X. Snow, D.D. 2012. Odorous VOC Emission Decay Following Land Application of Swine Manure Slurry. Atmospheric Environment. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.01.001
  • Redondo, Mauricio, C. Valenzuela-Martinez, D.A. Cassada, D. D. Snow, V.J. Juneja, D. E. Burson and H. Thippareddi. 2013. Effect of meat ingredients and processing on germination and outgrowth of Clostridium perfringens spores in ham during abusive cooling. Food Microbiology and Safety. XXX, 1-8 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2013.02.008
  • Rosi-Marshall, E.J.; D. Snow; S. L. Bartelt-Hunt; A. Paspalof; J. L. Tank. 2014. A review of ecological effects and environmental fate of illicit drugs in aquatic ecosystems. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 282, 18-25. Available online 5 July 2014, ISSN 0304-3894, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.06.062
  • Sallach, J.B.; Zhang, Y.; Hodges, L.; Snow, D.D.; Li, X.; Bartelt-Hunt, S.L. 2015. Concomitant Uptake of Antimicrobials and Salmonella in Soil and into Lettuce Following Wastewater Irrigation. Environmental Pollution, DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2014.11.018.
  • Sangster, J. L., Y. Zhang, R. Hernandez, Y.A. Garcia, J.C. Sivils, M.B. Cox, D. D. Snow, A.S. Kolok, and S.L. Bartelt-Hunt. 2014. Bioavailability and fate of sediment-associated trenbolone and estradiol in aquatic systems. Science of The Total Environment, Volume 496, 15 October 2014, Pages 576-584, ISSN 0048-9697, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.07.040.
  • Snow, D. D. and P. Calow. 2014. The Rising Pressures on the Water We Drink. Voices of the Governing Institute. News article in: Governing – The States and Localities. http://www.governing.com/gov-institute/voices/col-pressure-drinking-water-systems-land-use-agriculture-weather-infrastructure.html
  • Snow, D. D.; Cassada, D. A.; Bartelt-Hunt, S. L.; Li, X.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Yuan, Q.; Sallach, J. B., 2012. Detection, occurrence and fate of emerging contaminants in agricultural environments. Water Environment Research 84, (10), 764-785.
  • Snow, D.D., D.A. Cassada, S.L. Bartelt-Hunt, X. Li, Y. Zhang, Y. Zhang, J.B. Sallach.2014. Detection, Occurrence and Fate of Emerging Contaminants in Agricultural Environments. Water Environment Research. 86(10) 865-881. http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/106143014XI4031280667291
  • Snow, D.D., T.R. Damon-Powell, S. Onanong, and D.A. Cassada. 2013. Sensitive and simplified analysis of natural and synthetic steroids in water and solids using online solid phase extraction and microwave-assisted solvent extraction coupled to liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry atmospheric pressure photoionization. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 405, (5), 1759-1771. doi: 10.1007/s00216-012-6572-6578.
  • Snow. D.D; D. A. Cassada; E. Papastavros, S. L. Bartelt–Hunt, X. Li, Zhang, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Yuan, Q.; Sallach, J. B. 2013. Detection, Occurrence and Fate of Emerging Contaminants in Agricultural Environments. Water Environment Research. 85(10) 869-888.
  • Stamm, M. D.; Heng-Moss, T. M.; Baxendale, F. P.; Siegfried, B. D.; Gaussoin, R. E.; Snow, D. D.; 2012. Cassada, D. A. Effect of distribution and concentration of topically applied neonicotinoid insecticides in buffalograss, Buchloe dactyloides, leaf tissues on the differential mortality of Blissus occiduus under field conditions. Pest Manag. Sci., doi: 10.1002/ps.3387
  • Uralbekov, B.; M. Burkitbayev, B. Satybaldiyev, I. Matveyeva, T. Tuzova and D. Snow. 2014. Spatial and seasonal variability of 234U/238U activity ratios in the Shu River, Kazakhstan. Environmental Earth Sciences, DOI 10.1007/s12665-014-3274-x. Published online April 23, 2014.
  • Van Donk, S. J.; S. Biswas; W. L. Kranz; D. D. Snow; S. L. Bartelt-Hunt; T. L. Mader; C. A. Shapiro; D. P. Shelton; D. D. Tarkalson; T. C. Zhang; Ensley, S., 2013. Transport of steroid hormones in the vadose zone after land application of beef cattle manure. Transactions of the ASABE, 56, (4), 1327-1338.
  • Yuan, Qi; Snow, D.; Bartelt-Hunt, S. 2013. Potential water quality impacts originating from land burial of cattle carcasses. Science of the Total Environment. 456-457, 246–253 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.03.083
  • Zhang, Y. R. Nandakumar, S.L. Bartelt-Hunt, D. D. Snow, L. Hodges, Xu Li. 2014. Quantitative proteomic analysis of the Salmonella-lettuce interaction. Microbial Biotechnology. Volume 6, Issue 7, 630-637. http://DOI: 10.1111/1751-7915.12114. Published online: 11 February 2014.
  • Zhang, Y., D.D. Snow, D. Parker, Z. Zhou, and X. Li. 2013. Extracellular and Intracellular Antimicrobial Resistance Genes and Antibiotic Levels in the Sludge of Livestock Waste Management Structures. Environmental Science and Technology, 47(18): 10206-10213. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es401964s
  • Zhang, Y.; Zhang, C.; Parker, D.; Snow, D.; Zhou, Z.; Li, X. 2013. Occurrence of Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in Beef Cattle Storage Ponds and Swine Lagoons. Science of the Total Environment, 463-464: 631-638. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.06.016
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