DWFI Podcast 30 – Central Asia Partnership

Cindy Zimmerman

Since 2013, UNL Water Sciences Lab Director Dan Snow and other researchers in the University of Nebraska system (NU) have collaborated with faculty and students in Central Asian institutes to improve water quality research across the globe. The purpose of this effort is to share NU’s knowledge and expertise in water quality research with a region that has limited resources …

Audio, International, Irrigation, Water, Water for Food

GS Vortex Systems Launches Vortex Flow Amplifier

Cindy Zimmerman

GS Vortex Systems today announced the launch of their flagship product, the Vortex Flow Amplifier, solving fluid transportation cost and reliability challenges for agricultural irrigation systems and multiple flow-critical industries. The company will be showcasing its products at the 2023 Irrigation Show, November 28 – December 1, in San Antonio, TX. The Vortex Flow Amplifier transforms fluid flow dynamics and …

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DWFI Podcast 29 – Nicole Lefore, DWFI

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has selected the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) at the University of Nebraska to lead its new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Irrigation and Mechanization Systems (ILIMS). In this episode of the Water for Food Podcast, we hear from Nicole Lefore, the director of the new lab and the associate …

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DWFI Podcast 26 – Mure Agbonlahor and Louise Mabulo

Cindy Zimmerman

This is the second in our series of podcasts from the 2023 Water for Food Global Conference, produced by the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska (DWFI) and held May 8-11 in Lincoln, Neb. In this episode, we hear from Dr. Mure Agbonlahor, who works at the African Union Commission as senior Policy Officer, and …

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Brazilian State Interested in Nebraska Water Management

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the largest global producers of corn, soy, cotton, and corn ethanol is looking to Nebraska, via the University of Nebraska and the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI), for aid in mapping out the region’s available surface and groundwater resources for sustainable irrigation development. Governor Mauro Mendes of the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, recently met with …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Food, Irrigation, Water, Water for Food

DWFI Podcast 24 – Ankit Chandra and Nick Brozović, DWFI

Cindy Zimmerman

Daugherty Water for Food Institute (DWFI) Research Program Manager Ankit Chandra and Director of Policy Nick Brozović recently published research on “Entrepreneurial trends in the Indian agricultural water ecosystem” and the larger business landscape of agricultural water use and investments. In this edition of the Water for Food podcast, we are sharing an episode of Agribusiness Matters, hosted by Venky …

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2023 Water for Food Conference Preview

Cindy Zimmerman

For the first time since 2019, global water management and food security experts will gather in person May 8-10 in Lincoln, Nebraska for the 2023 Water for Food Global Conference. The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute will host this 10th conference with the theme “Cultivating Innovation: Solutions for a Changing World,” according to executive director Peter McCornick, who says …

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Onward to the AgGateway Annual Meeting

Chuck Zimmerman

I’ll be on the agriblogging highway this weekend for the AgGateway Annual Meeting. This will be my first time attendance and I’m looking forward to seeing members I know and meeting news ones. There is a very full agenda of technical sessions and more discussions of industry standards and guidelines. The standards were discussed at the mid-year meeting by committee …

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DWFI Podcast 16 – Erin Haacker – Nebraska Groundwater

Cindy Zimmerman

Erin Haacker is a hydrogeologist and assistant professor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. As Erin would say, her professional path has been a winding road. She has two bachelor’s degrees – zoology from the University of Montana and geology from University College Cork in Ireland. She ventured to Michigan State University for her Ph.D., double majoring in environmental science and …

Audio, Irrigation, Water, Water for Food

DWFI Podcast 15 – Roric Paulman, Paulman Farms

Cindy Zimmerman

Roric Paulman is a producer and owner of Paulman Farms, located just south of Sutherland, Nebraska and in the heart of the Ogallala Aquifer, comprised of both irrigated and rain fed farmland. The farm was established and harvested its first crop in 1985 and uses the latest on-farm technology to grow more than a dozen crops. It is one of …

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