Daugherty Water for Food Institute, University of Nebraska
Christopher M.U. Neale is director of research at the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska, a research, education and policy analysis institute created to address the global challenge of achieving food security with less pressure on water resources.
Neale joined the University of Nebraska in 2013 and oversees the Water for Food Institute’s research efforts, engaging faculty in new projects and initiating partnerships with organizations and universities worldwide.
Previously, Neale was a professor of irrigation engineering at Utah State University, where he led efforts in remote sensing and agricultural water resources management since 1988.
He is president of the International Commission on Remote Sensing of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences and has an extensive background in water research and management projects in the western U.S., Africa, South America and the Caribbean. He holds a doctorate in agricultural engineering from Colorado State University.