Water for Food Institute, Rural Futures Institute host ‘Transdisciplinary Conversations’ March 16

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The University of Nebraska’s Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute and Rural Futures Institute will host the next “Transdisciplinary Conversations” event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 16 at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (6401 Dodge St.) on the University of Nebraska-Omaha campus.

This informal event series is designed to spur new directions in transdisciplinary research and collaboration. It is open to all NU faculty, staff and students, as well as interested colleagues in the private and nonprofit sectors.

Brief remarks will be given by Alan Kolok, director of UNO’s Nebraska Watershed Network and interim director of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Center for Environmental Health and Toxicology. His talk is titled, “Interdisciplinary solutions for super wicked problems: Lessons learned from global climate change.”

Non-UNO guests may park in Lot E adjacent to the center. The event is open to the public; however, space is limited. Please register by March 13: http://waterforfood.nebraska.edu/event.php?eventID=1480

Transdisciplinary Conversations brings together scientists, students, extension educators, business leaders, policymakers, farmers and others, allowing them to gather informally and make cross-disciplinary connections they might not otherwise.

The next event in the series will be April 22, 4:30-6 p.m., at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St. The featured speaker will be Jessica A. Shoemaker, assistant professor in the NU College of Law.


The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska was founded in 2010 to address the global challenge of achieving food security with less pressure on water resources through improved management of water in agricultural and food systems. We are committed to ensuring a water and food secure world without compromising the use of water for other human and environmental needs.

Through a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, the Rural Futures Institute mobilizes the diverse resources of the University of Nebraska and its partners to support rural communities and regions in building upon their unique strengths and assets to achieve their desired futures.

Contact: Dana Ludvik, Communications and Marketing Specialist, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska, 402.472.9510 or dludvik@nebraska.edu.

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