Water For Food Institute Partners With Thirsty Land Film Maker


March 9, 2015
Contact: Conrad Weaver

Water For Food Institute Partners With Award-Winning Documentary Maker

Lincoln, Nebraska – Will there be enough water to survive? “Thirsty Land” is an exciting new documentary that tells the story of drought, its impact on agriculture, communities and the global food supply.

“The story of drought needs to be told! Our global food supply and our very survival of humans depend on clean, abundant fresh water.  I want to make the audience think about it every time they take a drink of water, enjoy a shower or water their lawn,” says Weaver.

Institute-hor_6The Robert B. Daugherty Water For Food Institute (DWFI) at the University of Nebraska is partnering with Weaver in the production of “Thirsty Land” film.

DWFI, along with the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, have provided startup sponsorship funds for the project to move ahead.

“We are very pleased to participate in this important documentary about the challenges of drought and climate change,” said Roberto Lenton, founding executive director of the Water for Food Institute. “It supports our mission by educating people about the threats, as well as the opportunities, to achieving water and food security for generations to come.”

“I’m thrilled to be able to partner with DWFI,” says Weaver, “The University of Nebraska is well known for being a leader in research in the areas of water, hydrology,  and drought mitigation. DWFI has access to world-renown researchers dealing with drought issues so its exciting to be able to talk with
them to see and experience what they are doing to help farmers solve some of these complicated issues in providing more food for a growing global population.”

The Water for Food Institute was founded in 2010 to address the global challenge of achieving food security with less pressure on water resources through improved management of water in agricultural and food systems

For interview requests and more information on the making of the film, contact Conrad Weaver at 301-606-7794 or email conjostudios@gmail.com today.

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