For the first time, emergency managers and community planners have guidance on how to use the federal Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment process to prepare for drought. Developers of a new online, multi-media Drought THIRA Toolkit.
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Increasing the Capacity for Municipal Climate Adaptation Planning in the Lower Missouri River Basin States
This project brings together University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers from the Nebraska State Climate Office, High Plains Regional Climate Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Community and Regional Planning Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Sociological Research, and University of Nebraska Public Policy Center to help municipalities across the Midwest plan for changes in climate. Projected changes have […]
Ou, G., Munoz-Arriola, F., Uden, D.R., Martin, D., Allen, C.R., & Shank, N. (2018). Climate Change Implications for Irrigation and Groundwater in the Republican River Basin, U.S.A. Climate Change, 1-14. doi: 10.1007/s10584-018-2278-z.
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is participating in establishing the National Science Foundation national Research Traineeship (NRT) program: Training in Theory and Application of Cross-scale Resilience in Agriculturally Dominated Social Ecological Systems. Over five years the program (https://nrt.unl.edu/), led by Dr. Craig Allen (UNL School of Natural Resources), will support 21 masters and […]
A Framework for Tracing Socio-Ecological Trajectories and Traps in Intensive Agricultural Landscapes
Uden, D.R., Allen, C.R., Munoz-Arriola, F., Ou, G., & Shank, N. (2018). A framework for tracing socio-ecological trajectories and traps in intensive agricultural landscapes. Sustainability.
Dynamics and trade-offs among social, economic, and ecological components of resilience in working agricultural landscapes Internal NU FEWS seed grant
A grand challenge for humanity is to supply increasing food and energy demands imposed by a growing human population while preserving food, energy, and water systems’ critical services. This project supported development of a multi-disciplinary team to nurture projects assessing the interactions and adaptations of working agricultural landscapes on human decision-making and of human decision-making […]
Center staff worked with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) to develop content and materials that NDEQ staff could use during public engagement events held all across the state. Materials were designed to help the general public understand the Clean Power Plan so that they could give informed input on preferred carbon mitigation strategies […]
Public Policy Center staff piloted a survey developed by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality to stakeholders across a spectrum of attitudes and viewpoints, conducted interviews, and compiled a list of recommendations for possible changes to the survey. Center researchers presented their recommendations in a final report.
CLOUD-MAP: Collaboration Leading Operational UAS Development for Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics
Unmanned aerial systems (UASs) can revolutionize the study of the atmosphere, but their routine application for studying and surveilling the atmosphere requires careful consideration of the public response to such proposed use in the United States (US) national airspace system. The Public Policy Center will help CLOUD-MAP project researchers understand likely public reactions to large-scale […]
University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities, and University of Nebraska Lincoln Bureau of Sociological Research (2015). Nebraska Recycling Study. Lincoln, Nebraska: Authors.