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Resilience and Adaptive Governance of Stressed Watersheds: An IGERT Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln



The University of Nebraska—Lincoln is looking for doctoral students interested expanding their education from traditional training in natural sciences, computer science, and social sciences to a broader, multi-disciplinary approach with a focus on stressed watersheds.

In this video, several current IGERT students share their experiences working in an inter-disciplinary team.

This approach understands that sound policy and management decisions cannot be based on one discipline alone, but depend on the convergence of hard science (i.e. ecology, geosciences, natural resources), complex analyses of data, the politics of building consensus and a supportive constituency.

The IGERT program will teach fellows about real-world policy applications in the natural resources arena and enable the transfer of knowledge in a way that is useful to policymakers in responding to the challenges created by demands for diminishing resources, and the need to maintain and build resilience in stressed watersheds.