2015 Nebraska Water Center Water Symposium and Water Law Conference
Information about the 2015 conferences, is now available.

June Water Tour To Republican River Basin
This summer's Water and Natural Resources Tour visits the Republican River basin in Nebraska and Colorado June 23-25.

Nebraska Water Center and Water Law Conferences Invitation to Present
High Plains Aquifer: Sustainability for Food Production and Water Supply. Thursday, March 19, 2015.

Distance From KazNU to UNL Continues to Shrink
The distance separating Almaty, Kazakhstan and Lincoln, Nebraska – some 6,500 miles – continues to shrink thanks to a burgeoning partnership in water sciences nurtured by researchers on both continents.

Contributions to Nebraska Water Quality Research 1973-2013
What follows is an alphabetical compilation of journal articles, books, and book chapters published between 1973 and 2013 authored or co-authored by University of Nebraska faculty and staff employed by the School of Natural Resources and the Nebraska Conservation and Survey.

Water Center Awards USGS 104b Funds
The Nebraska Water Center awarded annual U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 104b project funds to four University of Nebraska-Lincoln research teams in November, for the coming 2015 fiscal year.

Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program (USGS 104g)
Fiscal Year 2015 Announcement

Spring Seminars Begin in January
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's spring semester water and natural resources seminar series will begin in January and run through April at Hardin Hall on UNL's East Campus

view more news


Spring 2015 Water Seminar Series
Hardin Hall First Floor Auditorium, UNL East Campus

Nebraska Water Symposium and Water Law Conference
UNL College of Law: March 19-20, 2015

2015 Water and Natural Resources Tour
Republican River Basin: June 23-25, 2015

Water Center FYI


Featuring NU faculty on a variety of water-related issues.

Nebraska Water Center Fact Sheet

Water Sciences Laboratory Brochure

Top Ten Water Challenges

2014 Annual Report

Water Current


View Winter 2015 Issue
March Water Symposium and Water Law Conference at NU Law College

View past Issues

Featured Research


Permanganate Candles Clean Contamination at Former Cozad Landfill

The synergy created from an experienced researcher mentoring promising and creative graduate students has resulted in a seemingly effective and low-cost solution to groundwater contamination at a former central Nebraska landfill.

Read More
Permanganate Candles

Irrigation Management Project Expands

University of Nebraska Extension Educator Randy Pryor said it all started when he learned about the success of the Nebraska Agricultural Water Management Demonstration Network (NAWMDN) in 2007. He and City of Wilber Water Manager Jerry Petracek ordered watermark sensors and an ETgage through a Wilber Wellhead Sourcewater Grant.

Read More
Steve Comfort taking readings

Partnership of UNL, Private Firm Works to Clean Contaminated Groundwater

Sometimes rather thorny and extensive groundwater contamination problems can be overcome with the right combination of innovation, experimentation and partnership.

That's what a researcher at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources is hoping will provide a possible answer for cleaning up a large plume of contaminated groundwater just east of Grand Island.

Read More
Mapping Evapotranspiration

Mapping Evapotranspiration

Evapotranspiration, or ET, is loss of water through evaporation from the earth's surface, including open water and plant surfaces, and plant transpiration, or how a plant grows by passing water from its roots up through its stem and leaves to the atmosphere (Source: Derrel Martin, UNL Biological Systems Engineering. Watershed Water Balance: The Role of ET and Consumptive Use.)

Read More