The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Food security

Water for Food Global Conference

Vaccines. Irrigation. Cellphones. Apps. These life changing, globally accessible advancements were first created in someone’s garage, kitchen or office. The 2017 Water for Food Global Conference theme, “Water for Food Security: From Local Lessons to Global Impacts,” is based on the premise that global breakthroughs come from local action. This conference will apply that perspective to the work being done to ensure water and food security for future generations. How can lessons learned from Nebraska’s groundwater management system help farmers in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam? Can irrigation technology be scaled for smallholder farming communities around the world? How do national policies affect agriculture and water security in other regions and countries?

The 2017 global conference will feature plenary and parallel sessions to explore the research, technology and educational approaches that are advancing food and water security for our world. Read More...

Making Groundwater Sustainable

Droughts in California and the Southwest, as well as growing demands and competition for water throughout much of the country, increasingly highlight the importance of groundwater. Groundwater supplies almost half the nation’s drinking water, supports irrigated agriculture, industry, and energy development, and sustains streams and ecosystems.

This National Groundwater Association (NGWA) sponsored workshop will examine how to develop and use groundwater in a sustainable manner to meet the nation’s pressing needs for food and energy while maintaining a healthy environment. Read More...