The University of Nebraska is sending representatives to the nation's capital to lead discussions among industry experts and policy-makers in honor of World Water Day which is Friday, March 22.
On Wednesday, March 20, Roberto Lenton, executive director of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, will introduce a panel discussion at the National Press Club. Lenton will join Margaret Zeigler, executive director of the Global Harvest Initiative, to set the context for a panel discussion, "Too Hot, Too Wet, Too Dry: Building Resilient Agroecosystems," which is also the theme for the fifth global Water for Food Conference, being held May 5-8 in Lincoln, Neb.
The discussion will feature four panelists:
A second panel also led by Lenton and Ziegler and will cover comments on the future of American agriculture and the role water plays in a sustainable rural future. Those panelists include:
The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska is a research, education and policy analysis institute committed to helping the world efficiently use its limited freshwater resources, with particular focus on ensuring the food supply for current and future generations.