A newly-established fund — the Water for Food/IALC Student Impact Award — will support outstanding students at the University of Nebraska. Specifically, DWFI will choose recipients who have made a meaningful contribution to the institute’s mission and collaborative endeavors relating to sustainable agriculture and natural resource practices in arid and semiarid regions of the world.
The fund is the result of a $10,000 gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation from the International Arid Lands Consortium (IALC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to international collaborative research and capacity building, with membership including the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute. Nick Brozović, DWFI director of policy, served on the IALC Board of Directors and represented DWFI.
Through this new Water for Food/IALC Student Impact Award and other funding, DWFI supports more than 30 University of Nebraska students each year.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awarded Christopher Neale, DWFI director of research, a national award for his important contributions to irrigation science in the United States and globally and for his training of irrigation engineers.
DWFI, the Nebraska Water Center (NWC) and the Water Sciences Lab (WSL) experienced growth in capacity in the form of several new staff members.
A The University of Nebraska’s Water Sciences Laboratory (WSL) has acquired important new equipment through the Federal Excess Personal Property Utilization Program.