Water for Agriculture presented as part of Earth Lab’s “Lunch and Learn” series.
In this panel discussion, project personnel shared insights into several challenges and adaptations related to undertaking multidisciplinary work in partnership with community members.
For the full presentation and slides please download: From Knowledge to Understanding: Lessons Learned from Integrating Research and Stakeholder Engagement in a Water & Agriculture Project
The discussion highlighted experiences from the perspectives of both junior and established scholars and practitioners on the project. After a brief overview of the project goals and description of activities and focus in each project site, panelists will reflect on several themes. These include:
- the practical challenges of bringing together new groups of diverse stakeholders to participate in the project;
- lessons learned through the attempt to hold the engagement process constant across diverse project sites while allowing variation in content and topical focus; and
- navigating the ‘tug’ between theory and practice of engagement.
Kathryn Brasier, Penn State University
Barbara Quimby, Arizona State University
Mark Burbach, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jon Laughner, Penn State University
Walt Whitmer, Penn State University
Weston Eaton, Penn State University
Clinton Williams, USDA Agricultural Research Service