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.
Community Vitality Extension Educator