Water for Food
News & Information from the Robert B. Daugherty
Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska

Only 15 days until the
2014 Water for Food Global Conference!

If you are unable to attend the conference, many of the
sessions will be streamed live online via our YouTube Channel.
Visit the conference website for the current schedule and list of speakers.


General 2014 WFF Conf graphic
We are pleased to announce that Molly C. Nance has joined the Water for Food Institute as Public Relations and Communications Director. Her first day was Sept. 22. Molly brings with her over 20 years of experience in marketing and communications from sectors ranging from banking to health care. Most recently, she served as Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln.

Molly's leadership will help to further raise the profile of the University of Nebraska as a global leader in finding solutions to ensure water and food security. Please feel free to contact Molly Nance at (402) 472-5512 if you have any questions about her role at the institute.

T. Mylan Stout Lecture Series
Friday, October 3, 2014
3:30 p.m. CST

"Monitoring Hydrothermal Activity in Yellowstone National Park Using High Resolution Airborne Remote Sensing"
By Christopher Neale
DWFI Director of Research

117 Bessey Hall,
 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Gamma Sigma Delta
Honor Society of Agriculture Seminar
Monday, October 13, 2014
3:00 p.m. CST

"Water, Food & International Development"

By Roberto Lenton
DWFI Founding Executive Director

107 Hardin Hall Auditorium,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Postdoc Opportunity

School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford
Closing date: Oct. 13, 2014
On the Blog
Guest Post
Donald Wilhite, DWFI Fellow and University of Nebraska-Lincoln climatologist, discusses the new report "Understanding and Assessing Climate Change: Implications for Nebraska." The report's goal is to inform policymakers, natural resource managers and the public about the state of the science on climate change, current projections for ongoing changes over the 21st century, current and potential future impacts and, finally, management and policy implications of these changes. Please comment and let us know your thoughts on future climate change! Read more.

Evordius Rulazi
New Video
Graduate student Evordius Rulazi of Tanzania talks about the Advanced Water Management for Food Production double degree program, a partnership between UNESCO-IHE in Delft, Netherlands, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska. Rulazi discusses the water and food challenges and opportunities in Tanzania and how his experiences in the program will be applied to benefit the people in his country. Stay tuned for other videos highlighting this collaborative program. Watch now.

Water Funding Opportunities

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
USEPA 12th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet - Energy
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3-People, Prosperity and the Planet Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The EPA offers the P3 competition in order to respond to the technical needs of the world while moving towards the goal of sustainability.
Amount: $15,000 per award
Close date: Dec. 16, 2014

MacArthur's conservation and sustainable development program makes grants on a three-year recurring cycle, with one portfolio of grants prepared annually within designated geographic regions. Currently accepting inquiries for 2015 Conservation & Sustainable Development grant proposals.
Close Date for 2015 Letters of Inquiry for geographic areas:
Geoinformatics (Earth Cube)
It is anticipated that proposals over a wide spectrum of amounts will be entertained, from low-cost, single-investigator proposals to large, multi-investigator/institutional proposals. Presently, the Division of Earth Sciences spends approximately $5M annually on geoinformatics activities.
Close Date: July 1, 2015 (July 1, annually)

U.S. Agency for International Development
The Innovation Fund for Improving Food Security in Ethiopia
Ethiopia USAID-Addis Ababa
Amount: $500,000
Close Date: July 31, 2015

Vibrant Village Foundation
Grants for Projects in Water, Agriculture, and Community Development
The Vibrant Village Foundation takes a village approach with attention to community needs, community-based organizations, and community leadership. The priority is community projects that are integrated and that can be scaled up as opportunities arise. The areas of focus are water quality; education; agricultural improvements; food security and health; and well-being.
From: $10,000 to $150,000 per year for projects of one to three years.
Close Date: Applications can be submitted at any time.

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.

Demissie, Y., Valocchi, A., Cai, X., Brozović, N., Senay, G., and Gebremichael, M., 2014, Parameter estimation for groundwater models under uncertain forcing data, Groundwater, DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12235.


Foster, T., Brozović, N., and Butler, A.P., 2014, Modeling irrigation behavior in groundwater systems, Water Resources Research, DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015620.

To share a recent publication, contact Dana Ludvik.

The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska is a  

research, education and policy analysis institute committed to ensuring a water and food secure world without compromising the use of water for other human and environmental needs.

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