Renata Rimšaitė is a senior program manager with DWFI and the National Drought Mitigation Center. Renata studies incentive-based water management, including tools designed to motivate or incentivize water using or managing parties to modify the way they use water, not only because it is sustainable, but also because it’s in their financial interest. Water markets is an example of incentive-based water management and can be used to provide flexibility and lower drought risk to crop growers.
In this episode, DWFI Communications Specialist Arianna Elnes interviews Renata to help us learn more about interesting aspects of groundwater management policy. She explains how sustainability can be an economic win-win and how incentive-based water management tools are used in Nebraska and elsewhere.
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DWFI Podcast 18 - Renata Rimšaitė, National Drought Mitigation Center 14:48
The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) at the University of Nebraska was founded with the mission to have a lasting and significant impact on achieving more food security with less pressure on scarce water resources by conducting scientific and policy research, using the research results to inform policy makers, and sharing knowledge through education and communication.
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