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Water for Food participating in the 7th World Water Forum
World Water Forum 2015


The Water for Food Institute is pleased to participate in the World Water Forum, the largest water-related event in the world, which will take place in Daegu and Gyeongbuk of Korea, April 12-17. Every three years, the World Water Forum mobilizes creativity, innovation, and know-how around water. Serving as a stepping-stone towards global collaboration on water challenges, the Forum is a unique multi-stakeholder platform where the water community and policy and decision makers from all regions of the world can work together to find joint solutions. Learn more. 

Call for student applicants: 2015 Next Generation Delegation
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is accepting applications from students to participate in the Global Food Security Symposium's 2015 Next Generation Delegation. The deadline is Jan. 15. Delegates will attend the event April 15-16 in Washington, D.C. and interact with policy, civil society and business leaders working to address agriculture, food and nutrition issues. Learn more.

FAO kicks off International Year of Soils
International Year of Soils 2015 logo The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. "Healthy soils not only are the foundation for food, fuel, fibre and medical products, but also are essential to our ecosystems, playing a key role in the carbon cycle, storing and filtering water, and improving resilience to floods and droughts, says FAO Director-General Jos´┐Ż Graziano da Silva. Learn more.

Campaign for Nebraska comes to an end
As we usher in the New Year, it is important to reflect on how far we've come. We thank the Robert B. Daugherty Foundation and the many other supporters who have made the Water for Food Institute a reality. Executive director Roberto Lenton, PhD, is featured in this video highlighting the people and programs that have benefited through the University of Nebraska Foundation's Campaign for Nebraska. Watch now.

Upcoming Events

Spring Water and Natural Resources Seminar Series begins Jan. 14
Jasper Fanning, manager, Upper Republican Natural Resources District
"Nebraska Cooperative Republican Platte Enhancement Pipeline Project"
3:30-4:30 p.m.
UNL East Campus, Hardin Hall Auditorium

Fanning will provide information on the N-COPRE pipeline created to pipe groundwater into the Republican and Platte rivers when necessary to meet river flow requirements.

The series is co-sponsored by UNL's School of Natural Resources and the Nebraska Water Center, part of DWFI. Learn more about this year's seminar line-up.

Open House: Water for Food Institute & Nebraska Water Center

Open house save the date
Water funding opportunities

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 

Environmental Education Local Grants 

Funding: $2,730,000

Awards: Maximum allowed grant is $91,000.
Deadline: March 6


Department of Energy
Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy | Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001261
Funding Opportunity Title: OPEN 2015
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Closing Date: Submission deadline for notices of intent - Feb. 20; concept papers - Feb. 27.
Award amount: award ceiling - $10,000,000, award floor - $1,000,000


International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Funded Postdoctoral Research in Energy, Ecosystems, Greenhouse Gases, and Water
Closing Date: April 1
Award Amount: TBD, 2 years

Asian Development Bank
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
Closing Date: Continuous
Award amount: $50,000, 1 year

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 was founded in 2010 to address the global challenge of achieving food security with less stress on water resources through improved water management in agricultural and food systems. We are committed to ensuring a water and food secure world while sustaining the use of water for other human and environmental needs.


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