The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute held the “Water for Food Global Forum,” a virtual series of events over a one-month period in October 2021 that convened leading international experts, growers and organizations to focus on achieving global water and food security. The Forum focused on integrating knowledge and practice.
In place of its flagship Water for Food Global Conference, in 2021 the institute is captured the depth and breadth of its global connections and expertise through a variety of free, virtual events. The Forum provided an opportunity for individuals with diverse areas of expertise and interest to learn about, collaborate and strategize solutions to pressing issues related to water and food, including those exacerbated by the COVID pandemic.
Each week focused on specific themes and feature both on-demand and live content, including keynotes from industry leaders, roundtables, farm and facility tours, Q&A/discussions, interactive workshops and networking opportunities. The events will serve as a springboard for future conversations.
Theme topics will include:
- Climate change and extreme events
- Water quality and nutrient management
- Food systems and nutrition
- Innovations and entrepreneurship in agriculture and water management
Registered participants were able to view all on-demand content and two hours of “live” content each week, as well as additional networking opportunities.
Since 2010, DWFI at the University of Nebraska has worked toward one goal: a food and water secure world — one in which global food security is ensured without compromising the use of water to meet other essential human and environmental needs.
All archived content, including live and on-demand videos are available on the 2021 Water for Food Global Forum page.