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Co-producing Knowledge about Decisions that Impact Surface Waters of the NC High Country

Calling all researchers, practitioners, students, creators and decision makers working in the water resources space – join us to co-create knowledge and inspire the next best research questions!

Complex and so-called “wicked problems” require integrated responses drawing on the expertise of many types of institutions and disciplines to harness the idea-creating power of academic research and translate it into applied, impactful real-world solutions. This workshop and the planning process leading up to it are a demonstration in knowledge co-production, bringing researchers, practitioners, educators, artists, and the public together around a particular topic and problem space – interactions between surface waters and human decisions, targeting microplastics and nutrient cycling in waters.  Through a blend of presentations, multi-stakeholder discussions, excursions, and collaborative exercises, workshop participants will converge to co-generate insights that catalyze integration and innovation across groups that create, research, work, regulate, advocate, educate, and communicate in and about the convening topic.

A multi-stakeholder planning committee is developing the detailed agenda in early 2024.  Panels, activities and interactions will be held all day on Thursday May 16th and Friday May 17th.  RSVP below to let us know you are interested and to learn more as details are available.

This event is funded by the Increasing Interested Party Engagement and Co-Production for The International Network for Researching, Advancing, and Assessing Materials for Environmental Sustainability (INFRAMES) project.

May 16 – 17, 2024
(Detailed agenda coming soon)

On the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC

Sponsor

National Science Foundation via the International Network for Researching, Advancing, and Assessing Materials for Environmental Sustainability (INFRAMES)

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