Water Security & Entrepreneurship report

Coming soon

Seven interns from the University of Nebraska aim to complete half a dozen case studies for an upcoming report examining water security and entrepreneurship. Report topics range from innovative efforts among growers to the adoption and effectiveness of drone use in agriculture — all through the lens of practitioners addressing water use efficiency. Practitioners include a range of players with a stake in the water and agriculture sectors, such as investors, technology companies and social entrepreneurs. The students are encouraged to consider each topic from a grower’s point of view.

The Students

Blanche Butera

Intern

Blanche Butera is from Kigali, Rwanda, and is a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in integrated sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Her program focuses on water science, conservation agriculture ...

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Ellen Emanuel

Intern

Originally from Gretna, Nebraska, Ellen Emanuel is a master’s student in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Her graduate research includes studying the techno-economics of ...

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Jasmine Mausbach

Intern

Jasmine Mausbach, originally from Omaha, Neb., is an undergraduate student working on bachelor’s degrees in environmental restoration and Spanish at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jasmine is researching and assessing various student ...

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Caleb Milliken

Intern

Caleb Milliken, originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, is pursuing an undergraduate degree in economics and a minor in Spanish through the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. His ...

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Vivian Nguyen

Intern

Vivian Nguyen is a graduate student studying political science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where she also received her bachelor’s degree in environmental studies. Her focus is public policy concerning ...

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Will Ruffalo

Intern

William Ruffalo is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics with a minor in agronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is currently gathering information for DWFI on agricultural and water ...

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Alexander Stejskal

Intern

Alexander Stejskal, originally from Cedar Creek, Neb., is an undergraduate student working on a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Alexander is preparing a ...

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