Developing solutions
and making impacts

Our Work

The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute works collaboratively and across a wide variety of disciplines to develop innovative solutions and best practices that increase water and agricultural productivity while ensuring environmental sustainability and protecting public health. Our work rests on four interconnected pillars that are essential to achieving our mission: Research and Policy, Education, Communication and Development.

We Help leverage the University of Nebraska's expertise by creating multi-disciplinary research teams that model complex systems

UAV research team standing in field

Research and Policy

Research and Policy

We Help leverage the University of Nebraska's expertise by creating multi-disciplinary research teams that model complex systems

Our education program focuses on preparing future leaders in water for food and engaging the public.

Water educators practice using groundwater kits

Education

Education

Our education program focuses on preparing future leaders in water for food and engaging the public.

Our communication efforts facilitate research, policy, education and development by encouraging information sharing and open dialogue.

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Communication

Communication

Our communication efforts facilitate research, policy, education and development by encouraging information sharing and open dialogue.

Our fundraising and development efforts are essential to the institute’s mission.

Water for Food Development

Development

Development

Our fundraising and development efforts are essential to the institute’s mission.

Where We Work

The institute and our Faculty Fellows are engaged in water and food security-related projects in 77 countries.

Map of countries we are involved with.

Our Partners

Strategic partnerships extend our global reach and impact by leveraging shared expertise and resources.