Our Conferences

Since 2009, DWFI has drawn thousands of participants from dozens of countries to its Water for Food Global Conferences. This signature event has evolved each year with a variety of expert speakers and themes since 2010, but the overarching goal remains constant: to advance water and food security challenges by bringing together researchers, farmers, students, practitioners, policy experts and others to share their knowledge and find opportunities for partnerships. The institute takes pride in its role as a respected convener; and this flagship event demonstrates DWFI’s ability to provide a forum and framework for discussion, moving the needle toward greater water and food security.

Global Conference

2018 Water for Food Global Conference

2019 Water for Food Global Conference

Water for a Hungry World:
Innovation in Water and Food Security

April 29-30, 2019 | Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center, Lincoln, Nebraska


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8th World Water Forum

 The triennial World Water Forum is the largest international gathering to focus on water. With the overarching theme “Sharing Water,” held in the Southern Hemisphere in Brasilia, Brazil.

8th World Water Forum Highlights
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Water for Food International Forum

This International event shares mutual challenges and innovative solutions to achieving sustainable water and food security. 

Post-event resources & Information
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Water for Food Research Forum

More than 125 students, faculty and interested partners attended DWFI’s annual showcase of research on advancing water and food security. 

Water For Food Research highlights