Government officials encouraged to register for climate, water workshop

Water
During the Climate and Water Institute of Excellence experts will highlight the science and impacts of Nebraska’s climate and water, and how these intersect with city and county planning and decision-making.

June 28, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — Nebraska Extension, the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the university’s School of Natural Resources are partnering to deliver a workshop focused on climate and water issues for government officials and other key community leaders.

The Climate and Water Institute of Excellence will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Lancaster Co. extension office, 444 Cherrycreek Rd. in Lincoln.

Water and a changing climate can greatly impact communities economically, through lost tax revenue; physically, when infrastructure is damaged; and socially, with decreased visitors and population. Organizers are encouraging anyone working with these complex issues in government, economic/community development, tourism, recreation, transportation, public works or other interested stakeholders to the day-long workshop.

During the event experts will highlight the science and impacts of Nebraska’s climate and water, and how these intersect with city and county planning and decision-making. Another session will cover policy so that changes in the state’s climate and water can be factored into business and government discussions. Additionally, a panel of presenters will discuss preparing for future climate conditions.

The cost of the workshop is $60. Registration is required by Aug. 31. To view the agenda and register, visit http://communityvitality.unl.edu/nacoie.

For more information, contact Jessica Jones at 402-335-3669 or jessica.jones.@unl.edu; or Carroll Welte at 402-374-2929 or cwelte1@unl.edu.

Jessica Jones
Community Vitality Extension Educator
Nebraska Extension
402-335-3669
jjones12@unl.edu