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Ag resiliency focus of global
Water for Food Conference


Graduate Student Poster Session

Increasing the capacity of food, water and natural ecosystems to adapt to a changing climate was the focus of the 2013 global Water for Food Conference May 5-8 in Lincoln, Neb., which drew more than 400 people.

Recent floods, droughts and extreme temperatures in the world’s most productive agricultural regions are a growing concern. In keeping with the theme of the fifth annual conference, “Too Hot, Too Wet, Too Dry: Building Resilient Agroecosystems,” speakers discussed how agriculture can weather the changes ahead while producing more food to feed a growing world population.

Daily news summaries of keynote presentations and other conference resources are available.

Videos of the conference presentations will be available online in the coming months. Check the institute website for updates.

The conference, which fosters international dialogue on key issues related to the use of water for agriculture and provides opportunities to learn from speakers with extensive experience and perspectives from diverse cultures, was hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and sponsored by Monsanto.



Sebastian Elbaum, computer science and engineering, demonstrates how a drone works in a session on new tools and technologies.


Sally Mackenzie, Ralph and Alice Raikes Chair of Plant Sciences, discusses genetic solutions for breeding drought-resistant crops.


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