Friday, May 14, 2010

Celebrating 25 years!

The Groundwater Foundation is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, and will have special events throughout 2010 to mark the years of groundwater education and protection. On Monday, May 17, staff members, board members, and friends of the Foundation will gather for a celebratory dinner to honor the anniversary. A web page is currently in development which will recount milestones from the past 25 years, and the summer issue of The Aquifer will feature a “look back” at the evolution of the organization.

We hope you will join us in celebrating 25 years of educating people and inspiring action to ensure sustainable, clean groundwater for future generations. You can help ensure the Foundation goes on for another 25 years by becoming a member, involving your community in the Groundwater Guardian program, getting sites involved in the Groundwater Guardian Green Site program, and much more. Visit our website at for ideas and ways you can be a part of the next 25 years!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Water for Food

This weekend the 2nd annual Water for Food International conference opened. The challenge is a huge one, but luckily for all of us there are people who are motivated by the challenge and there are forward-thinking philanthropists who recognize the importance and the scope of this issue.

The conference will surely have a very positive feel to it – as it should. It opens just days after the 2nd largest gift to the University of Nebraska has been announced. The Daugherty Foundation has pledged $50 million towards the Water for Food Institute.

These ingredients, plus the extensive work that the state, the University, governmental and non-governmental agencies have done towards understanding and protecting our water resources in order to meet the needs of today and tomorrow, are bound to make for an exciting conference.

The challenges are great, but are they any greater than some of the difficulties that have been overcome in the past?

Let’s see what all the people gathering from different corners of the globe believe.

Share your thoughts – and look back for updates as the conference progresses.