A collection of webinars from the Water for Agriculture project.
Community Engagement in Natural Resource Management – Lessons Learned From The Award-Winning Victoria Rabbit Action Network And An International Partnership
The webinar highlighted the underlying principles, community engagement strategies and framing of the innovative, and UN award winning Victoria Rabbit Action Network program (VRAN). Our presenters also discussed the lessons learned from the collaborative research and capacity-building partnership between Penn State, Australia’s Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and University of New England.
Michael Reid program manager with Agriculture Victoria and Dr. Ted Alter, professor of agricultural, environmental, and regional economics at Penn State University.
Linking Extension and Research to Identify Management Solutions in Partnership with Producers and Industry
Presenter: Dr. Daran Rudnick, an assistant professor of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, specializing in irrigation/water management and is located at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte, Nebraska.
Dr. Daran Rudnick
Promise and Peril in Participatory Approaches to Water Quality Research
Dr. Jackson-Smith is a rural sociologist who uses social science research tools and collaborations with interdisciplinary teams to study the human dimensions of complex agricultural and environmental change. His work often involves participatory approaches that engage stakeholders directly in the design, conduct, and analysis of scientific research and modeling.
Dr. Douglas Jackson-Smith
The Voluntary Stewardship Program: Engaging Diverse Interests to Resolve Conflict Over Preserving Agriculture and Protecting Natural Resources
An on-the-ground example of what it can look like when diverse interests are engaged in a collaborative process to address issues around preserving agriculture while protecting natural resources like water and fish
Michael Kern, Assoc. Prof. of Extension at Washington State University, Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, and Director of the William D. Ruckelshaus Center. Professor Kern is also a member of the Water for Agriculture Advisory Committee