Recent years have seen major droughts, floods and extreme temperatures affecting vast areas of the globe, including some of our most productive agricultural regions. How can we increase the capacity of our food, water and natural ecosystems to adapt to a changing climate?
Please join us at the 2013 Water for Food Conference, “Too Hot, Too Wet, Too Dry: Building Resilient Agroecosystems,” May 5-8 at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
Hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the conference will feature plenary addresses by Benedito Braga, President, World Water Council; Rosina Bierbaum, University of Michigan; Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; Christo Fabricius, Nelson Mandela Metroplitan University, South Africa; Heidi Cullen, Climate Central; Chuck Hibberd, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and others to be announced. Additional sessions include:
Please join us in this opportunity to share ideas and perspectives from many disciplines and cultures. Visit this site often, the conference schedule is updated frequently.
The annual Water for Food Conference brings together experts from around the globe to discuss one of the greatest challenges facing our world today: how can we double our agricultural production by 2050 to feed an expected population of 9 billion people and do it using less water than we use today?
Since 2009 more than 1300 people from 28 countries including farmers, scientists, policy-makers, students, educators, politicians, conservationists, industry leaders, and philanthropists have gathered to discuss how innovations in science, technology and policy will enable agriculture to sustainably feed an increasingly hungry and thirsty world.