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2014 University of Nebraska
Water Seminar Series

Wednesday, Jan. 15
3:30-4:30 p.m.
UNL East Campus, Hardin Hall Auditorium

The University of Nebraska's spring water seminar series kicks off this week. The first lecture, "Ground Water Quality in Nebraska," will be presented by Marty Link, associate director of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. The series is co-sponsored by the Nebraska Water Center and UNL's School of Natural Resources.

See the full schedule.

Nebraska Water Center Retreat

Thursday, Jan. 23
Retreat: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Buffet Lunch: 11:30 a.m.
UNL East Campus, Nebraska East Union  

University of Nebraska faculty are invited to a Nebraska Water Center Retreat to discuss the mission and role of NWC, and brainstorm how it can enhance water-related research, education and outreach activities at the University of Nebraska. Learn more. 


To attend, please RSVP today.

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U.S. Water Partnership Call for Exemplar Water Technologies


The U.S. Water Partnership is seeking information on a range of proven, innovative water technologies that will be useful in addressing key global water challenges. The information will be used to recommend U.S. technologies to be showcased at an event at the U.S. State Department in Washington, DC on March 21. 


The selected technologies will be featured in front of senior business leaders, U.S. government officials, the news media and civil society leaders through a series of "ignite" presentations and a "marketplace" exhibit. Attending technology providers would also be offered the opportunity to consult with U.S. government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Commerce, Export-Import Bank of the U.S. and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, and to discuss existing U.S. government programs to support commercialization and export assistance.  

Submission deadline: Jan. 27
Transdisciplinary Conversation, Sheri Fritz and John Gates
Transdisciplinary Conversations

- Wednesday, Feb. 19
- Thursday, Mar. 20
- Thursday, April 24

Mark your calendars! The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute invites you to attend "Transdisciplinary Conversations," a series of informal gatherings intended to bring together the Water for Food research community at the University of Nebraska. Each reception this spring will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. at the NET Building on UNL's East Campus, 1800 N. 33rd St.

More details coming soon.

Water for Food Blog
We're starting the new year with a blog about the future of Water for Food!

We encourage University of Nebraska faculty, staff and students to actively participate in the blog discussion by writing guest posts on topics of interest, submitting comments, and sharing the information via social networks, etc.

If you'd like more information on how to contribute to the blog, contact Dana Ludvik.

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Regional & Collaborative Planning Course (Spring 2014)


Introducing a NEW course for graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students in all majors:

Regional and Collaborative Planning
UNL College of Architecture  
Instructor: Sandra L. Pinel, Hyde Chair of Excellence, Spring Semester 2014 
Monday and Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
CRPL 495: Section 006-LEC (24037); 3 credit hours
CRPL 895: Section 006-LEC (24043); 3 credit hours

Regional planning involves coordination among multiple jurisdictions and civic groups for a shared geographic space. Urban and rural problems that require coordination among local, state, or tribal governments across jurisdictional boundaries include river corridor and watershed conservation, economic development, urban growth management, protected area management, ethical conflicts, and more. Collaborative and consensus-based approaches are increasingly popular, but many factors affect the outcomes. This course gives an overview of different types of institutions and approaches to regional planning and governance, as well as a theoretical framework for assessing the feasibility of structural and collaborative approaches for specific conditions and contexts.

Water Funding Opportunities


Science for Peace and Security

Application Deadline: 3/1/2014

Funding varies according to project


United States Department of Agriculture

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Food Security Challenge Area  

Letter of Intent Deadline: 3/14/2014

Funding varies according to project


National Science Foundation

Dimensions of Biodiversity 

Application Deadline: 4/3/2014

$75,000 - $2,000,000 per project


Additional funding opportunities may be found at grants.gov, a single access point for individuals to search competitive funding opportunities from more than 900 grant programs offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies.

The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska is a research, education, and policy analysis institute committed to helping the world efficiently use its limited freshwater resources, with particular focus on ensuring the food supply for current and future generations.

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