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Save the Date!

2014 Water for Food Global Conference  
Oct. 19-22 - Seattle, Washington USA

Water for Food 2014 Global Conference Save the Date

Christopher Neale

Geography Seminar

"Monitoring Irrigation Water Use at Different Scales"
Friday, Feb. 7
2-3 p.m.
UNL East Campus, 228 Hardin Hall

Christopher Neale, director of research at the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, will give a talk on irrigation water use as part of the UNL School of Natural Resources geography seminar series. Dr. Neale will describe two applications - one using satellite imagery over a large irrigated area and one using airborne imagery at high resolution in an urban environment. Learn more.

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Water Seminar

"Social Capacity: Getting Producers to the Conservation Table"
Wednesday, Feb. 12
3:30-4:30 p.m.
UNL East Campus, Hardin Hall Auditorium

The next lecture in the University of Nebraska's spring water seminar series will be presented by Linda Prokopy, associate professor of Natural Resource Social Science at Purdue University. The series is co-sponsored by the Nebraska Water Center and UNL's School of Natural Resources.
See the full schedule.

Transdisciplinary Conversation, Sheri Fritz and John Gates
Transdisciplinary Conversations

Wednesday, Feb. 19
4:30-6 p.m.
UNL East Campus, NET Building - 1800 N 33rd St

RSVP now

The University of Nebraska's diverse Water for Food research community is invited to j
oin us for food, drinks and casual conversation. A brief talk will also be given by Christopher Neale, director of research at the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute.

Nebraska Water Center Retreat a Success 
NWC retreat 2014 Thank you to everyone who participated in the Nebraska Water Center's retreat Jan. 23 at UNL's East Union. A group of about 40 University of Nebraska faculty and other stakeholders discussed NWC's mission and role, and brainstormed how it can further enhance water-related research, education and outreach at the University. View photo slideshow.


There will be another faculty event in May.  

Details coming soon.

Ken Cassman
On the Blog

In a recent Q&A post, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute Fellow Ken Cassman discusses a new study challenging assumptions about global food security.

What does this mean for the future? Let us know what YOU think!

Water for Food Institute Annual Report & Strategic Plan


Our 2012-2013 annual report is out! We are excited to share with you the work the University of Nebraska has been doing to address the complex water for food challenge.

Additionally, the Institute's Strategic Plan was completed in 2013. This document provides an important framework of our initial activities and goals for the future. 

Working to Ensure a Water and Food Secure World Globe
Water Funding Opportunities


Science for Peace and Security

Application Deadline: 3/1/2014

Funding varies according to project


United States Department of Agriculture

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Food Security Challenge Area  

Letter of Intent Deadline: 3/14/2014

Funding varies according to project


National Science Foundation

Dimensions of Biodiversity 

Application Deadline: 4/3/2014

$75,000 - $2,000,000 per project


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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