The purpose of the annual Water Colloqium is to showcase faculty and student research to other faculty members and others interested in water-related research. Beginning in 1985, the Nebraska Water Center coordinated the Forum on Water Policy, to provide an exchange of information and ideas on water resources and water policy issues among University faculty. NU President Ronald Roskins suggested it as a way to better coordinate water issues among NU campuses. Each campus at NU appointed delegates to serve on the forum, which had 32 members. Meetings were open to all faculty and consisted of:
- Updates on water resources activities within the research community and local, state and federal water agencies; and
- Discussion of potential and existing water policy issues facing Nebraska, the region and the nation.
The forum continues today, in slightly modified form, as a Water Colloquium, where University water-related faculty meet during the fall semester to discuss current water-related topics in a retreat setting.
- 2008 - Water Colloquium 2008
- 2007 - Water Colloquium 2007
- 2006 - Water Colloquium 2006
- 2005 - Water Initiative Research Retreat
- 2004 - First annual Water Initiative Research Retreat for NU water-related faculty to promote interdisciplinary research iniatives
- 2002 - Review and discussion of University Water Research
- 1999 - Water Research at NU in the 21st Century
- 1994 - Review of Faculty Water Activities
- 1991 - Future Water-Related Academic Courses and Activities at NU
- 1990 - Nebraska Water Center: Present and Future
- 1989 - University Water-Related Programs: Future Directions
- 1988 - Drought Edentification and Response: What is It and What are Appropriate Responses?
- 1987 - Water Quality and Hazardous Waste Disposal Siting - How Can We Handle It?
- 1986 - Nitrates in Groundwater
- 1985 - First meeting at which speakers reviewed water-related activities of their agencies
Nebraska State Senator Mark Christensen (right), District 44, Imperial, was one of several state senators, along with many other dignitaries, who attended the 2008 Water Colloquium.