The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute hosted its third annual Research Forum on May 11 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus Union. Sixteen Nebraska graduate and undergraduate students provided engaging presentations highlighting the impacts and outcomes of their research projects over the past year.
The projects included developing hybrid wheat, conserving water in meat processing, investigating the impacts of agricultural runoff in larval fish, mitigating the risk of waterborne illness in Tanzania, using wireless underground sensors for real-time precision agriculture, creative storytelling for conservation and science literacy, examining the political complexities of water networks and more.
Five of the 16 presenters were School of Natural Resources students. They were:
- Mason Johnson, who presented “Combining multiscale techniques to characterize groundwater-surface water dynamics”;
- Amit Timilsina (with faculty Guillermo Baigorria), who presented “Climate change impacts assessment on water requirements and yields of soybean and corn in the USA”;
- Destini Petitt, who presented “A Comparative Study of the Role of Values in Reasoning about Socio-hydrological Issues in Undergraduate Students from Developed and Developing Countries”;
- Justin Gibson, who presented “Assessing the long-term water savings of reduced irrigation pumping in western Nebraska”;
- Mazbahul Ahamad, who presented “Behaviors to Mitigate the Risk of Waterborne Illness: An Analysis of Pastoralist Households in Rural Tanzania”.
View the presentations on DWFI's new SlideShare platform, and find photos from the forum on Facebook.
The institute's student support program provides funding to DWFI Faculty Fellows advising students who are working on projects that align with the institute's mission to help ensure a more water and food secure world.
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Adapted from Water for Food Global Institute