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Lenton is Heuermann speaker Monday

jbrehm2, February 17, 2012 | View original publication

Lenton is Heuermann speaker Monday

"Water for Food: Think globally, act locally" is the topic for the Heuermann Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, in Hardin Hall auditorium, 33rd and Holdrege on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus.

Professor Roberto Lenton, internationally known water management and development expert, will present the lecture.

Founding director of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska as of Feb. 1, Lenton comes to the university after serving as chairman of the Independent World Bank Inspection Panel since 2009.

He will analyze important trends, emerging challenges and looming threats in his lecture as he discusses both the world's growing food needs and the growing competition for scarce water resources.

Lenton, who has over 40 years of international experience in water resources and sustainable development, also will discuss contributions the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute can make in addressing both Nebraska's and the world's global water and food issues.

Heuermann Lectures in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UNL focus on meeting the world's growing food and renewable energy needs while sustaining natural resources and rural communities. They are made possible through a gift from B. Keith and Norma Heuermann of Phillips, long-time university supporters with a strong commitment to Nebraska's production agriculture, natural resources, rural areas and people.

The lectures are streamed live at http://heuermannlectures.unl.edu; past lectures are archived at that website.

A 3 p.m. reception in the Hardin Hall lobby precedes the lecture.