DWFI’s research, policy development and educational programming are advanced through communication. The institute communicates program outcomes and impacts with stakeholders in the U.S. and around the world. Audiences include: agricultural producers and water managers; local, state, national and international government delegates; industry leaders, private companies, non-profits and NGOs; faculty, scholars, and undergraduate/graduate students at NU and other educational institutions; and the general public.
The institute’s communication strategy helps build relationships, using the most appropriate media and communication format, to position DWFI as the preeminent U.S.-based resource for sustainable water and food system research, innovation and education. The institute fosters support by engaging stakeholders in two-way information sharing, attracting new advocates and partners through successful conferences, projects and events, as well as sharing updates through email newsletters, website content, social media, news releases and other forms of outreach.