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Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Fund

Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Fund

Water: It's vital to everything that lives and grows. We are creating the premier institution in the world for water research, education and policy analysis at the University of Nebraska. We are uniquely qualified to be the home and leader of this Global Water Institute. Nebraska sits atop a natural aquifer – a 174,000-square-mile underground reservoir that makes Nebraska and surrounding states home to the largest irrigation-sustained cropland in the world.

Water is an extraordinary resource in an agriculture state and in fact, agriculture's use of water accounts for 86 percent of all water used worldwide. As the world population grows, so will the demand for agriculture and for experts in water, like hydrogeologist James Goeke. Professor Goeke, and others in the school of natural resources, are working on increasing crop production with less water, protecting water from degradation by agriculture, industry, animal and other contaminants, and establishing principles for water use at regional, national and global levels.

Nebraska is already on the leading edge in this research that affects every living thing on this planet. We want to be better.

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Lori Byrne

Lori Byrne

Executive Vice President of Advancement and Campaign Director
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Lori has been with the foundation since 2002. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Lori enjoys her time at the foundation because she has the privilege of working with some of the most successful, yet humble human beings who believe in higher education and its power to transform lives and our community.
C.K. Duryea

C.K. Duryea

Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute
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A Nebraska native, C.K. holds a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She served as director of planned giving at the University of Nebraska Foundation from 2000 – 2003 and returned to the foundation team in 2017 with extensive experience in philanthropy, higher education, and issue-based fundraising. C.K. focuses on securing support for the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska.
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