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Nebraska Water Center 2016 Annual Report now available.

Four chosen for summer IRES program in Czech Republic
Three Nebraska students and one from California have been selected to attend this summer’s session of International Research Experiences for Students

SNR graduate research on amphetamines draws attention
In the articles, the study on the amount of amphetamines found in waterways in the rural Baltimore, Maryland, area, didn’t seem immediately linked to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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UNL lectures on water for the right use at the right time
Lectures begin Jan. 18, and continue roughly every-other-Wednesday through the month of April. All lectures will be in the first floor auditorium of Hardin Hall, northeast corner of N. 33rd and Holdrege Sts, on UNL’s East Campus.

Water and natural resources tour to examine Platte River basin issues June 27-29, 2017

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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