NWC Wraps Up August 3 Mini-Conference

Presenter discussing map on Zoom

The Nebraska Water Center (NWC) hosted a virtual mini-conference on August 3 for and featuring stakeholders around the state. The event was held on the same day that its annual in-person water conference would have taken place in Scottsbluff. That conference is tentatively scheduled to return next August in partnership with UNL’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center and the North Platte Natural Resources District.

The mini-conference featured two sessions on western Nebraska’s water resources. The first included Nebraska researchers Steve Sibray and Troy Gilmore who presented western Nebraska's unique hydrogeology. The second one featured the Water for Agriculture Project, a USDA-NIFA-funded effort focused on stakeholder engagement for addressing critical issues at the nexus of water and agriculture. Presenters included Nebraska team members Mark Burbach and Jessica Groskopf, and collaborators Wes Eaton, Penn State University, Jason Farnsworth, Platte River Recovery & Implementation Program and Janeene Brown, Dines Irrigation.

Both sessions are now available on the NWC’s YouTube channel.