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Live webstream will be offered for selected conference presentations and will be noted on the schedule. Please check back as webstreams are added to the schedule.

Monday, May 6
8:15 a.m.Research in Action

Moderator: Jeff Raikes, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Aditi Mukherji, Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal
Paul Hicks, Catholic Relief Services, Latin America and the Caribbean Region
Ravinder Kaur, Water Technology Centre, Indian Agricultural Research Institute
Karen Villholth, International Water Management Institute, South Africa
9:15 a.m.The Thirst of a Starved World

Benedito Braga, President, World Water Council
10:30 a.m.Climate Change: Insights from Science; Imperatives for Action

Rosina Bierbaum, Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.Surviving the 2012 Drought: 80 Years of Innovation

Moderator: Ronnie Green, Harlan Vice Chancellor, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UNL; University of Nebraska Vice President

Jim Specht, Agronomy & Horticulture, UNL
Joe Keaschall, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Marta Garcia, Dow AgroSciences

3:00-3:30 Break

Robert Klein, Agronomy & Horticulture, UNL
Jake LaRue, Valley Irrigation
Nick Emanuel, CropMetrics

Tuesday, May 7
8:30 a.m.Resilience Thinking and the Sustainability of Agricultural Systems

Christo Fabricius, Leader, Sustainability Research Unit, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Science Leader, Resilience Alliance
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.Concurrent Sessions

Break 2:45-3:15

Resilience in Working Agricultural Landscapes

Moderator: Ann BleedSchool of Natural Resources, UNL; Former Director, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (retired)

Craig Allen, Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, UNL
Doug Beard, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Marty Anderies, Arizona State University
Alex Awiti, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya
Line Gordon, Stockholm Resilience Center

Wednesday, May 8
8:30 a.m.Concurrent Sessions

Livestock and Water: Global Perspectives

Moderator: Deb Hamernik, Associate Dean, Agriculture Research Division, IANR, UNL

Links Between Livestock and Water Resources
Mats Lannerstad, International Livestock Research Institute and Stockholm Environment Institute
Bradley Ridoutt, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
Jude Capper, Sustainability Consultant, Washington State University

Break 10:00 - 10:30

Regional Views
Katrien Descheemaeker, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Jerry Volesky, Agronomy & Horticulture, UNL