News - Peter McCornick

Peter McCornick, a senior fellow at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and an internationally recognized expert in sustainable water management, will be become executive director of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute (WFI) at the University of Nebraska, September 1. McCornick has led research and development efforts on water, agriculture, and the environment in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the United States, and focuses on water and food security, the water-food-energy nexus, water reuse, irrigation management, and water and climate adaptation.

Peter G. McCornick, a senior fellow (non-resident) at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and deputy director general for the International Water Management Institute in Colombo, Sri Lanka, has been named executive director of The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute (WFI) at the University of Nebraska. McCornick said that WFI “is truly making a difference in improving water and food security for generations to come. I look forward to working with the University of Nebraska leaders, faculty and staff, as well as its many partners in the U.S. and internationally, to advance the institute’s achievements and impact.”