Lincoln, Neb. —Peter McCornick, executive director of the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) at the University of Nebraska, will moderate an upcoming webinar on innovative water management solutions for sustainable agriculture in the context of climate change.
The webinar, held 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. CT on Nov. 8, is hosted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) International Climate Hub in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG). “Nature-Based & Unconventional Water Management Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture” will showcase experts and vignettes on nature-based and unconventional approaches to water management, including those related to solar power; regenerative farming; water use and reuse; groundwater recharge; and drought tolerance.
McCornick is a founding member of FAO’s WASAG initiative, which brings together key players from around the world to tackle the collective challenge of using water in agriculture to ensure food security for all. He has served on its steering committee since its inception in 2016.
DWFI is also a WASAG partner organization, sharing the institute’s research and expertise, as well as that of the University of Nebraska and the state of Nebraska, in finding solutions to increasing water scarcity in agriculture worldwide. Registration and more information is available online: https://go.unl.edu/USDAwebinar.