Symposium: Drought in the Life, Cultures, and Landscape of the Great Plains
Drought or the ever-present threat of it has had a pervasive effect on the Great Plains and its people. It has molded the region's settlement patterns, agriculture, and commerce, stimulated innovation, aroused conflict between agriculturalists and environmentalists, and fueled litigation between states.
Drought has shaped how the people of the Great Plains think of themselves and their region and influenced their culture, literature, and art.
Scientists, scholars, corporate leaders, writers, agency officials, farm leaders, and others from across the full spectrum of disciplines and organizations will be sharing their expertise and perspectives as the symposium explores all aspects, causes, impacts, projections, social and cultural consequences, and ramifications of drought.
The 40th annual Center for Great Plains Studies symposium is a collaboration with the National Drought Mitigation Center and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
You'll find more information about the conference, including the program, here: http://www.unl.edu/plains/2014-symposium .
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