Water conference hits the road this August for Scottsbluff

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Water conference hits the road this August for Scottsbluff

The Nebraska Water Center's Water Conference returns this August.
The Nebraska Water Center's Water Conference returns this August.

After postponement in 2020, the Nebraska Water Center’s annual conference will return this August.

“The Shape of Water in Western Nebraska,” will be held Aug. 16 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff. An all-star lineup of Nebraska water professionals will discuss water infrastructure in the panhandle, western Nebraska’s unique hydrogeology, and innovation in water and agricultural management.

Additionally, the conference will feature a student poster session and evening banquet at the Legacy of the Plains Museum. A post-conference water tour Aug. 17-18, which is organized by the North Platte Natural Resources District, will meander through natural landmarks, canals, recreation areas and working farms and ranches in western Nebraska.

“We are grateful the pandemic has reached a point that allows us to again offer an engaging, in-person conference,” Chittaranjan Ray, Nebraska Water Center director, said. “Furthermore, we’re excited to co-host the conference and tour with the Panhandle Research and Extension Center and the North Platte NRD.”

Round trip transportation will be offered from Lincoln to Scottsbluff on a first-come, first-served basis and will depart Aug. 15 and return Aug. 19. More information on the conference and tour can be found here. Questions may be forwarded to Tricia Liedle at pliedle@nebraska.edu or 402-472-3305.

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