Conference to address advances in water and food security

Conference to address advances in water and food security

Registration is open for the 2017 Water for Food Global Conference, which is April 10-12 at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

The conference, organized by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, will examine the work being done to ensure water for food security from local to global scales. The three-day event will include experts from around the world.

The conference theme is "Water for Food Security: From Local Lessons to Global Impacts."

Speakers from academia, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and private industry we will share best practices and advances in science, technology and policy that are helping to achieve greater food security with less pressure on scarce water resources. The conference includes collaborative sessions developed with key partners of the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, including the International Water Management Institute, the United States Department of Agriculture, International Food Policy Institute and The World Bank.

In addition to the rich variety of plenary sessions, concurrent sessions and technical seminars and workshops, there will be special events to facilitate networking among participants, including two receptions featuring international fare and live entertainment; student poster competition; photography competition and exhibit and a Nebraska barbecue banquet in the 100-year-old Creekside Barn at Roca Berry Farm.

For registration information, a list of topics and featured speakers, click here.

Early registration, which is $450, is available through March 10. Regular registration, which is $550, runs March 11 to April 1. Registration discounts are available to academic faculty, staff and students.

The 2017 Water for Food Global Conference is a North American regional event for the 8th World Water Forum, the largest water-related forum organized by the World Water Council.