Water for Food

Water for Food Institute and Rural Futures Institute to host ‘Transdisciplinary Conversations’ April 22

March 31, 2015

Lincoln, Nebraska — The University of Nebraska’s Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute and Rural Futures Institute will host “Transdisciplinary Conversations” April 22 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History’s Morrill Hall (735 N. 14 St.) on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus. This informal event series is designed to spur new directions in transdisciplinary research and collaboration. It is open to all NU faculty, staff and students, as well as interested colleagues in the private and nonprofit sectors. Light food and drinks will be served. Please register by April 17:

Brief remarks will be given by Jessica Shoemaker, assistant professor of law at the University of Nebraska. Shoemaker will speak briefly about her transdisciplinary work, highlighting a project that involves developing a simulation tool for public participation in land use planning. The project involved a diverse group of community stakeholders and academics from a variety of disciplines.

Parking: Event participants may park in the “loop” south of 14th and Vine St. with a valid UNL permit. If you do not have a permit, a parking attendant will distribute temporary parking passes at the intersection.

Transdisciplinary Conversations brings together scientists, students, extension educators, business leaders, policymakers, farmers and others, allowing them to gather informally and make cross-disciplinary connections they might not otherwise. This will be the last event during the spring semester. The event series will resume in the fall.


The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska was founded in 2010 to address the global challenge of achieving food security with less pressure on water resources through improved management of water in agricultural and food systems. We are committed to ensuring a water and food secure world without compromising the use of water for other human and environmental needs. Learn more at http://waterforfood.nebraska.edu/.

Through a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, the Rural Futures Institute mobilizes the diverse resources of the University of Nebraska and its partners to support rural communities and regions in building upon their unique strengths and assets to achieve their desired futures. Learn more at http://ruralfutures.nebraska.edu/.

The University of Nebraska has invested in four interdisciplinary, University-wide institutes—including the Water for Food Institute and Rural Futures Institute—that leverage talent and research-based expertise from across the University of Nebraska system to focus on complex state, national and global challenges.

Writer: Dana Ludvik, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska

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