Water for Food
News & information from the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute

Stakeholder Listening Session: Water Research, Education, & Extension  


Tuesday, Jan. 7

1:00-5:00 p.m.  

UNL East Campus  

Nebraska East Union, Great Plains Room


UNL's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute will host a formal listening session with Nebraska stakeholders to learn more about their priorities for research, education and extension projects related to agricultural water quantity and quality.


University of Nebraska faculty are invited to attend this listening event to hear stakeholder feedback firsthand. Feel free to attend all or part of this session as your schedule allows. For more information, contact Jill Brown.

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Spring Water Seminar Series

Jan. 15 and 22, Feb. 12 and 26, March 12, and
April 2, 9 and 23
3:30-4:30 p.m.
UNL East Campus, Hardin Hall 

The University of Nebraska's spring water seminars will cover topics such as groundwater quality in Nebraska, owner responsibilities for private water wells, source water protection planning, variable rate irrigation as a means of improving agricultural water use efficiency, potential concerns over nitrates and uranium in drinking water and managing water resources for multiple benefits
. See the full schedule.

The series is co-sponsored by the Nebraska Water Center and UNL's School of Natural Resources.

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Center for Great Plains Studies Drought Symposium

April 1-4
UNL City Campus, Great Plains Art Museum & Nebraska Union 
Register now

Drought, or the ever-present threat of it, has had a pervasive effect on the Great Plains and its people. The 40th annual Center for Great Plains Studies Symposium, a collaboration with the National Drought Mitigation Center and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, will bring together scholars and scientists from a variety of disciplines to share their expertise and perspectives on the topic. Learn more.  


Groundwater Atlas, 3rd EditionNew Edition: Groundwater Atlas of Nebraska 


The third edition of the Groundwater Atlas of Nebraska is now available. The report is generated by the UNL School of Natural Resources Conservation and Survey Division. Learn more. 

Call for Research Papers

The Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society is seeking research papers for its May 2014 issue on the theme "Water for Food." This international, peer-reviewed journal is a collaborative project of the Department of Organic Food Quality and Food Culture at the University of Kassel in Germany and the Federation of German Scientists (VDW). The deadline for submission is Jan. 30. Learn more. 


Water Funding Opportunities

Environmental Protection Agency  

Environmental Education Model Grants  

Application Deadline: 2/4/2014

$75,000 - $200,000 per award


Environmental Protection Agency

Human and Ecological Health Impacts Associated with Water Reuse and Conservation Practices  

Application Deadline: 2/18/2014

Up to $750,000 per award


National Science Foundation

Dimensions of Biodiversity 

Application Deadline: 4/3/2014

Up to $2,000,000 per award

Additional funding opportunities may be found at grants.gov, a single access point for individuals to search competitive funding opportunities from more than 900 grant programs offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies.

The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska is a research, education, and policy analysis institute committed to helping the world efficiently use its limited freshwater resources, with particular focus on ensuring the food supply for current and future generations.

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