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 […]
This project utilizes climate data from the Platte River basin to develop and implement a decision-support model for drought planning using the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process. THIRA is a Federal Emergency Management Agency-mandated risk assessment process to identify threats and develop capability targets to inform planning and preparedness. The Platte […]
University of Nebraska Public Policy Center partnered with the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute to design and deliver a two part, eight hour futures workshop for the Board of Directors of the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District. Faculty from UNL who presented at the workshops included: Nick Brozović (Water for Food Institute), […]
The Public Policy Center facilitated strategic planning sessions for Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District (CNPPID). Center researchers worked with the CNPPID executive team and staff to set agendas, plan meetings and retreats, design surveys, and analyze results all with the intention of assisting CNPPID in defining goals, benchmarks, and metrics for measuring success […]