Water for Food releases 2017 conference proceedings

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Water for Food releases 2017 conference proceedings

Seven free public lectures will delve into seven aspects of “The right water for the right use at the right time” when the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s annual spring semester water and natural resources seminar debuts Jan. 18. | Courtesy image

The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska has published the proceedings from its 2017 Water for Food Global Conference, which was April 10-12 at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Cover from the 2017 Water for Food Global Conference Proceedings, "Water for Food Security: From Local Lessons to Global Impacts.”

The report summarizes three days of presentations and discussions surrounding major aspects of the conference theme: “Water for Food Security: From Local Lessons to Global Impacts.” Through this lens, more than 100 speakers and panelists shared case studies and perspectives on pressing global water and food security challenges, including innovations in sustainable irrigation in Africa, governance of major river basins and groundwater, and new technologies to improve water use.

This year’s conference focused on the idea that global breakthroughs come from local action. Moreover, the sessions shed light on common challenges to improving water and food security in different contexts and scales, with discussions addressing policy development, socio-economic dynamics, public-private partnerships, financing, technological innovations, sustainability and environmental stewardship.

The 2017 conference proceedings are available online and videos of all the conference sessions are archived on the institute’s YouTube channel.

To request a hard copy of the report, contact Amber Poythress at apoythress@nebraska.edu or 402-472-5175.

Learn more about the conference.

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