Register Now for the 2022 Platte River Basin Conference & 3rd Playa Research Symposium

Nebraska Water Conference

Entitled “Braided Paths: Science, Policy, and Culture”, the Platte River Basin Conference and 3rd Playa Research Symposium will be held Monday, October 24th to Thursday, October 27th at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska. An impressive array of voices from throughout the Platte River Basin in Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska will discuss the interrelated perspectives needed to create vibrant, resilient solutions for the future of the people and wildlife who depend on this river.

The Nebraska Water Center in partnership with Audubon Nebraska and the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture are hosting this year’s event.

From October 24th through the morning of October 26th the conference will facilitate education and discussion on cultural, agricultural, and research-focused aspects of the river basin.  Keynote speakers include T. Marni Voss and Craig Allen, with special presentations from the Platte Basin Timelapse project and more.  The afternoon of October 26th and all day on October 27th will be dedicated to the 3rd Playa Wetlands Research Symposium. 

While the Platte River Basin Conference and 3rd Playa Research Symposium are both designed as in-person events, some sessions will include virtual options.  Attendees are welcome to attend both portions of the conference or select the days that are most interesting to them.

Additionally, the conference will feature an evening of photography, food, and conversation at Audubon Nebraska’s Rowe Sanctuary.

The Nebraska Water Center is a part of the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska.

To learn more and register for the conference, visit