New Daugherty Water for Food Institute director to be available for media interviews TODAY at 4:35 p.m.
Dr. Roberto Lenton, the newly appointed executive director of the University of Nebraska’s Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, is in Nebraska and will be available to speak with reporters today, Oct. 7, at 4:35 p.m.

Members of the media are welcome to interview Lenton in person in Room 344 of the Whittier Research Center, 19th and Vine streets in Lincoln. Media members may park in the visitors spaces in the parking lot in front of Whittier; to get to Room 344, walk up the stairs at Whittier’s main entrance and take the elevator to the third floor.

Reporters may also participate via conference call by using the following call-in information:

Dial the conference access number: (888) 820-1398

Enter the attendee code: 7894515#

NU President James B. Milliken will join Lenton and will also be available for questions.

During his visit, Lenton will meet with a variety of faculty, scholars and other stakeholders of the Daugherty Institute. Lenton’s appointment as executive director of the Daugherty Institute will begin Feb. 1, 2012, after his current role as chair of the independent World Bank Inspection Panel ends. Lenton is regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts in water management and development.

The Daugherty Water for Food Institute was established in 2010 with a $50 million founding gift from the Robert B. Daugherty Charitable Foundation. The institute is a university-wide, interdisciplinary research, education and policy analysis center dedicated to the efficient use of the world’s freshwater resources to feed a growing global population.

Contact: Melissa Lee (402) 472-7127 (402) 580-3297 (cell) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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