The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska (DWFI) kicks off the 2019 Water for Food Global Conference today in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The conference will convene leading international experts and organizations to discuss “Water for a Hungry World: Innovation in Water and Food Security,” focusing on the next generation of research, smart technology, policy development and best practices that are achieving breakthroughs in this vitally important mission. The conference headlines a week of water and food security-related presentations, side events, networking opportunities and tours.
The conference includes farmers and agriculturalists from around the world and DWFI Executive director Peter McCornick says innovation is the key word when it comes to feeding a hungry world using less water resources. “Innovations in technology, innovations in practice, and innovation around policy,” said McCornick.
McCornick talks more about the conference and the work of the institute in this interview: Interview with Peter McCornick, DWFI executive director
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All the plenary sessions in the auditorium will be steamed live and other sessions will be video recorded and posted on YouTube following the event. The full agenda is available online.
You can find conference photos here: 2019 Water for Food Global Conference