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Seminar series focuses on water for the right use at the right time
The Nebraska Water Center and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's School of Natural Resources will co-host a seminar series exploring topics related to water and natural resources. This year's theme is "The right water for the right use at the right time." Lectures will take place Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. CST at Hardin Hall on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus on the following dates: Jan. 18, Feb. 1 and 15, March 1 and 15, and April 5 and 19.

For those who cannot attend, lecture videos and speaker PowerPoint presentations will be available online following each event.

See the full schedule.

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2017 WARI scholarship opportunities
The Water Advanced Research and Innovation (WARI) Fellowship Program will award five University of Nebraska-Lincoln students with scholarships to India in 2017, where they will have the opportunity to conduct research at top-level Indian institutions. Please help spread the word to graduate students who may be interested. The application deadline is March 17. Learn more.

View the current list of WARI Fellows and interns here.

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Project aims to boost global wheat yields
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A University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team has earned a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop higher-yielding lines of hybrid wheat that can meet rising demand for the staple food crop.

DWFI Faculty Fellow Stephen Baenziger (pictured), a University of Nebraska agronomist and wheat breeder, will lead the project in conjunction with colleagues from Texas A&M University, Kansas State University and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). Awarded by the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the grant represents part of a U.S. contribution to the International Wheat Yield Partnership. Learn more.
2017 World Water Week | Call for engagement
World Water Week
The Stockholm International Water Institute is accepting abstracts and event submissions from experts and actors of all disciplines who wish to present their work and research during 2017 World Water Week in Stockholm. This year's event will focus on "Water and Waste - Reduce and Reuse." 

The submission deadline is Jan. 22. Learn more.
Editorial: Nebraska aids in combating global water crisis
The Omaha World Herald published an editorial in response to a recent study on maximizing grain yields to help meet Africa's needs by University of Nebraska researchers. The findings were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The article highlights Nebraska's potential to help close the yield gap, as a "global leader not only in agriculture but also in wise long-term approaches to water." Read more.
On the blog
Year in review, looking forward to 2017
Executive Director Peter McCornick reflects on 2016 and the year ahead. Read blog.
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Report details the impacts of student-led workshop on the Syrian Crisis
Take a look back at the student-led workshop examining water scarcity, human security and democratization in relation to the Syrian refugee crisis - one of the many highlights of last year. Read blog.

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Upcoming events
Nebraska NRD 2017 Legislative Conference | Jan. 24-25
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Nebraska's Association of Natural Resources Districts will host its annual Legislative Conference this month, providing an opportunity for district directors, managers and their staff to discuss legislation that has been introduced and policies pending before the Legislature. DWFI and several University of Nebraska researchers will participate in this important outreach event. Learn more.

Jan. 24 - 25
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Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

2017 Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium | March 14
Plant Breeding Symposium
The Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is free, open to the public and offered via webinar to the broader scientific community. This year's theme is "New Frontiers in Plant Breeding-Genomics and Beyond." Poster abstracts are being accepted now. Learn more.

March 14
Nebraska Innovation Campus
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
2017 Water for Food Global Conference | April 10-12
The 2017 Water for Food Global Conference will explore "Water for Food Security: From Local Lessons to Global Impacts." Together with our partners in academia, non-profit organizations, government agencies and private industry, we'll share best practices, innovations and lessons learned that can help improve water and food productivity. More event details will be announced soon. Learn more.

April 10-12
Nebraska Innovation Campus
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
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Employment opportunity
Research project manager
The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska is currently seeking a research project manager to help enhance its many collaborative projects, domestically and internationally. Applications are due by Feb.1. Learn more.
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Alivia Michalski, intern
Alivia Michalski
Alivia Michalski is pursuing a bachelor's degree in environmental studies with a minor in communication studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is currently gathering information for DWFI on groundwater regulations enforcement throughout the High Plains region and beyond.

Michalski, a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, enjoys spending most of her time outside and feels practicing sustainability is important in order to share this enjoyment with future generations. She hopes to attain a career in which she can spread an understanding of the planet's fragility and the sense of urgency that comes with protecting it.

About Us
The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska was founded in 2010 by the Robert B. Daugherty Foundation to address the global challenge of achieving food security w ith less stress on water resources through improved water management in agricultural and food systems. The institute is committed to ensuring a water and food secure world while maintaining the use of water for other human and environmental needs.  

The Nebraska Water Center, established by Congress in 1964, focuses on helping the University of Nebraska become an international leader in water research, teaching, extension and outreach by facilitating programs that will result in UNL becoming a premiere institution in the study of agricultural and domestic water use.