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Water for Food conference registration opens

jbrehm2, March 4, 2010 | View original publication

Water for Food conference registration opens

Experts from around the world will explore the challenge of growing more food for a rapidly increasing population with limited water supplies at the second international Water for Food conference May 2-5 in Lincoln, Neb.

The University of Nebraska and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are hosting the 2010 conference “Water for Food: Growing More with Less” at Lincoln's Cornhusker Marriott Hotel.

The conference will provide an opportunity to learn from experts who bring decades of experience and perspectives from many cultures about the use of water for agriculture.

Registration is now open at the Future of Water for Food conference Web site, which includes details on conference costs, schedule and speakers.

Participants are invited to submit poster abstracts for the juried poster session. The conference will feature a juried poster session and reception with awards for the best posters. See the poster session Web site for submission requirements, deadlines and a submission form.

The conference will feature:
• Keynote and plenary presentations by leading international experts.
• Concurrent afternoon sessions on four broad conference themes: Genetics and Physiology of Crop Water; Human Dimensions of Water for Food Production; Technologies and Advances in Water Management; The Future of Agricultural Production.
• Breakfasts, luncheons and banquets that provide opportunities for networking, informal discussion and partnership building.

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