GS Vortex Systems Launches Vortex Flow Amplifier, The New Standard in Pipe Flow Technology

With their radical breakthrough in fluid flow control, GS Vortex Systems delivers transformational gains in cost reduction, flow efficiency, system productivity, and sustainability for agricultural irrigation and other industries Midland and Austin, TX, November 9th, 2023 — GS Vortex Systems, the new standard for cost reduction and flow assurance in piping systems, announced today the launch of their flagship product, …

DWFI Podcast 29 – Nicole Lefore, DWFI

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has selected the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) at the University of Nebraska to lead its new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Irrigation and Mechanization Systems (ILIMS). In this episode of the Water for Food Podcast, we hear from Nicole Lefore, the director of the new lab and the associate …

DWFI Podcast 27- Dick Wolfe and Felicia Marcus

In our third and last episode from the 2023 Water for Food Global Conference, produced by the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska (DWFI), we hear about “Western rivers, a changing climate, and the role of irrigated agriculture.” Our guests for this episode are retired Colorado state engineer Dick Wolfe, a farmer and Senior Advisor …

DWFI Podcast 26 – Mure Agbonlahor and Louise Mabulo

This is the second in our series of podcasts from the 2023 Water for Food Global Conference, produced by the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska (DWFI) and held May 8-11 in Lincoln, Neb. In this episode, we hear from Dr. Mure Agbonlahor, who works at the African Union Commission as senior Policy Officer, and …

DWFI Podcast 24 – Ankit Chandra and Nick Brozović, DWFI

Daugherty Water for Food Institute (DWFI) Research Program Manager Ankit Chandra and Director of Policy Nick Brozović recently published research on “Entrepreneurial trends in the Indian agricultural water ecosystem” and the larger business landscape of agricultural water use and investments. In this edition of the Water for Food podcast, we are sharing an episode of Agribusiness Matters, hosted by Venky …

2023 Water for Food Conference

For the first time since 2019, global water management and food security experts will gather in person May 8-10 in Lincoln, Nebraska for the 2023 Water for Food Global Conference. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2023 Water for Food Global Conference Interviews/Audio …

DWFI Podcast 20 – Christopher Neale, DWFI

In this episode of the Water for Food Podcast, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) Director of Communications Frances Hayes sits down with her colleague and DWFI’s Director of Research Dr. Christopher Neale. Dr. Neale shares how his technical research translates to a more sustainable agricultural system through more precise use of water and savings for farmers. Dr. Neale …

DWFI Podcast 15 – Roric Paulman, Paulman Farms

Roric Paulman is a producer and owner of Paulman Farms, located just south of Sutherland, Nebraska and in the heart of the Ogallala Aquifer, comprised of both irrigated and rain fed farmland. The farm was established and harvested its first crop in 1985 and uses the latest on-farm technology to grow more than a dozen crops. It is one of …

DWFI Podcast 13 – Business Ecosystem in Rwanda

Of Rwanda’s roughly 600,000 hectares of irrigable land, only 10% is currently irrigated. With a more developed irrigation industry, farmers would be able to take advantage of three growing seasons, rather than one, enabling better food security and income. However, there are gaps in knowledge needed to advance the industry. Seeking to make these advancements accessible, staff at the Daugherty …

Yara North America Launches Irrigation Solution for California Farmers

Yara North America today announced the launch of Farm Water Advisor, an irrigation solution that enables precise irrigation scheduling with no expensive hardware or additional costs, now offered free of charge for all California growers and advisors for immediate use. Made in partnership with The Weather Company, an IBM business, Farm Water Advisor uses a range of data, including field-specific …

Nebraska Water for Food at 8th World Water Forum in Brazil

The 8th World Water Forum, held in Brazil last month, drew more than 20,000 participants from 170 countries to focus on the challenges and solutions to ensuring water security around the world. The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska (DWFI) coordinated the Water for Food track of sessions with the Food and Agriculture …

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Water For Food International Forum

The Water for Food International Forum, produced by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska and The World Bank, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development, held January 29 – 30, 2018 at The World Bank in Washington DC. This virtual ag newsroom includes links …