LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has won a $3.1 million grant to fund what it calls an innovative graduate education program.

The interdisciplinary is aimed at preparing future scientists, policymakers and natural resource managers to address water issues.

The five-year grant comes from the National Science Foundation.

Doctoral students will study management of stressed watersheds in the United States and Eastern Europe.

The program will be based UNL's School of Natural Resources.

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On the net:

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources: http://www.ianr.unl.edu.

UNL School of Natural Resources: http://snr.unl.edu/

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