DWFI Podcast 36 – Impacts of Drought on Human Health

Cindy Zimmerman

Drought is a prolonged dry period that can occur anywhere in the world and results in a water shortage. Unlike some other disasters, drought has a slow onset and a prolonged impact on health, agriculture, economies, energy and the environment. An estimated 55 million people globally are affected by droughts every year and as many as 700 million people are …

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DWFI Podcast 35 – Nebraska’s Agtech Innovation Ecosystem

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers are the original agtech innovators. As the population grows, and water resources become scarcer, there is a need for continued innovation in agricultural technologies, and a ready network to foster and accelerate them. The 2024 Nebraska Agtech Innovation Ecosystem Map, jointly published by Water for Food and The Combine AgTech Incubator by Invest Nebraska, outlines the ecosystem for entrepreneurs …

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DWFI Podcast 34 – Impacts of Climate Change in the US

Cindy Zimmerman

The Fifth National Climate Assessment is federally mandated by Congress and released every four years to serve as the foremost review of research on the current and future impacts of climate change in the United States. In this episode of the Water for Food Podcast, DWFI Director of Communications and Public Relations Frances Hayes discusses key findings of the report …

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DWFI Podcast 33 – Economic Cost of Drought

Cindy Zimmerman

Aakanksha Melkani, a postdoctoral research associate at the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI), researches the economic implications of drought in the United States, specifically on agricultural sectors. In this edition of the Water for Food Podcast, we are sharing an episode of Nebraska on Tap, a podcast produced by the Middle Republican Natural Resources District in Nebraska. Host …

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DWFI Podcast 32 – The Melting Cryosphere

Cindy Zimmerman

This edition of the Daugherty Water for Food podcast features a discussion with Randall Ritzema, Tika Gurung, and Nick Brozović on the Melting Cryosphere and Food & Water Security. A 2023 report called Water, ice, society, and ecosystems in the Hindu Kush Himalaya: An Outlook (HI-WISE), published by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), was an urgent call …

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DWFI Podcast 31 – Agriculture in Space

Cindy Zimmerman

Yufeng Ge, Santosh Pitla and David Jones have already conducted research in the areas of ag-relevant sensors for more efficient application of fertilizer and water, and the development of an autonomous planter capable of seeding a 5-acre field all on its own. But now they’ve set their sights quite a bit higher — growing food in space. The three biological …

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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 …

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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 28 – Ron Yoder, UNL IANR

Cindy Zimmerman

Ron Yoder is a pillar of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln community and most recently served as the senior associate vice chancellor for UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR). After nearly 20 years of leadership at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Yoder has announced he will retire this fall. Yoder joined UNL in 2004 as the department head for the …

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DWFI Podcast 27- Dick Wolfe and Felicia Marcus

Cindy Zimmerman

In our third and last episode from the 2023 Water for Food Global Conference, produced by the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska (DWFI), we hear about “Western rivers, a changing climate, and the role of irrigated agriculture.” Our guests for this episode are retired Colorado state engineer Dick Wolfe, a farmer and Senior Advisor …

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