Advisory Board

The Advisory Board's purpose is to advise and strengthen the Nebraska Water Center as it carries out its mission of supporting water-related research, education and outreach, and to share information with constituent groups. This Advisory Board combines many existing advisory functions into one board. Examples of issues on which advice may be sought include research needs, particularly in Nebraska; events and programs for facilitating interdisciplinary research; shaping of academic programs; seed grant awards; and outreach event topics.



Shannon Bartelt-Hunt
UNL Civil Engineering


John Bender
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ)


John Berge
North Platte Natural Resources District


Dana Divine
UNL School of Natural Resources


Thomas Franti
UNL School of Natural Resources and Department of Biological Systems Engineering


Rick Holland
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC)


Suat Irmak
UNL Department of Biological Systems Engineering


Peter McCornick
UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and USDA


Dan Miller
UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and USDA


Jennifer Schellpeper
Nebraska Department of Natural Resources


Tim Shaver
UNL WCREC and Department of Agronomy and Horticulture


Steve Thomas
UNL School of Natural Resources


Karrie Weber
UNL Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and School of Biological Sciences