Spring Seminar Series

The purpose of the Spring Water Seminar Series is to provide a forum to increase awareness of water issues and for thoughtful discussion of alternatives aimed at the wise management of Nebraska's surface and groundwater resources.

The Nebraska Water Center's long-running series began in 1968 as a spring semester program for students, faculty, water professionals and the public to hear experts address current water issues. Students can take the seminar for one hour of credit through the School of Natural Resources and other UNL departments. About 10 to 20 students a year exercise that option and typically, each of the 12 to 14 lectures in the annual series attracts an audience of 50 to 75, many of whom are seminar regulars.

Water Seminar Topics

Previous Water Seminar Topics

  • 2003 - Nebraska's Drought Conditions and Other Current Water Issues
  • 2002 - Current Water Issues in Nebraska
  • 2001 - Social Sciences Effect on Allocation of Water and Natural Resources
  • 2000 - Cooperation and Tension: The History, Reality and Future of Nebraska's Interstate Agreements
  • 1999 - Three Water Perspectives: 1) Creating a Significant Water Research Program; 2) Using the Findings from Water Research; and 3) Exploring Current Water Research
  • 1998 - Interrelationships of Water, Native Grasslands and Wetlands
  • 1997 - When the Rains Don't Come: Drought, Climate Change and Water Management
  • 1996 - Platte River Management Goals
  • 1995 - Water Quality and Waste Management
  • 1994 - Flatwater: the History of Nebraska and Its Water
  • 1993 - Global Perspectives on Water and the Environment
  • 1992 - Cancer and Water Quality
  • 1991 - Farm Management Impacts on Ground and Surface Water Quality
  • 1990 - The Platte River: Analysis and Policy
  • 1989 - Water Quality in Nebraska
  • 1988 - Discussion of Various Water Topics, including Water Quality, Hazardous Waste, Leaking Underground Storage Tanks and Agricultural Chemicals
  • 1987 - Wildlife Habitat and Competing Water Demands
  • 1986 - Current Water Issues in Nebraska
  • 1985 - Aspects of Groundwater Quality
  • 1984 - The Sandhills of Nebraska - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  • 1983 - Water Law and Policy in the Great Plains
  • 1982 - Current Water Issues in Nebraska
  • 1981 - Water Resources Research at NU
  • 1980 - Surface and Groundwater Quality in Nebraska
  • 1979 - Current Water Resources Planning and Management Issues
  • 1978 - National Water Policy Review and Its Impacts
  • 1977 - Water Resources Planning and Management Issues
  • 1976 - Water Resources Policy
  • 1974 - Energy, Water, Food, and the Environment
  • 1973 - Regional Planning for Natural Resources with Special Emphasis on the Missouri River Basin
  • 1972 - The Sandhills of Nebraska
  • 1971 - Water Resources Development and the Ecosystem
  • 1970 - Impacts of Large-Scale Water Resource Development

Questions

If you need a transcript of any of the lectures as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact:

Tricia Liedle
Nebraska Water Center
402-472-3305

Steve Ress
Nebraska Water Center
402-472-9549