Shifting Intermediaries: Tracing the Land Grant Role in Water Management in Nebraska

Date: January 29, 2014
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Contact: Rosa Soliz, soliz@msu.edu

Webinar URL: http://connect.msu.edu/ncrcrd 

From the settlement era of the late 19th century, the land grant agricultural research and extension system, and government agencies like USDA were influential in agricultural water supply and management in the Great Plains. New telecommunications and the structure of technology have been transferred to producers and other local economic sectors. This webinar uses the community capitals framework (Flora et. al, 2004), to map changes in how local people acquire knowledge of technologies, practices, and management systems in the Republican River Basin. The presentation will also highlight some implications for practice and policy in the future.

Presented by:

  • Dr. Stephen P. Gasteyer is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University. Dr. Gasteyer’s research focuses on the nexus between water, land, community development.
  • Nicole Wall is a research and outreach specialist at the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She spent two years as a co-facilitator for the Nebraska Republican River Water Sustainability Taskforce (LB 1057) and is currently involved in several projects that incorporate the participation of stakeholders and the public in climate and water research.

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