The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) at the University of Nebraska works to address the global challenge of achieving food security with less stress on water resources through water management in agricultural and food systems.
The institute’s impact is achieved through the work of its talented staff of more than 100 faculty and global fellows, postdoctoral researchers, and students in a wide variety of fields pursuing projects focused on increasing water and agricultural productivity. Additionally, the institute includes the valuable assets of the Nebraska Water Center and the Water Sciences Laboratory, and benefits from the expertise of the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As a system-wide institute, DWFI taps the specialized resources available at all four NU campuses, including the College of Public Health within the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. DWFI also collaborates with other universities, businesses, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies around the world to address issues on a global scale.
Through research and policy development, education and communication, the institute is enhancing knowledge, fostering future water and food security leaders and developing effective techniques to sustainably manage water and increase food security.