Summer Expedition to Kazakhstan
Early this summer, eight U.S. scientists and students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska, Omaha and Texas Christian University joined for a trip to Almaty, Kazakhstan.

USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands in Nebraska
Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Craig Derickson announced today the availability of $17.5 million in financial and technical assistance nationwide to help eligible conservation partners voluntarily protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on private and tribal agricultural lands.

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

2015 Nebraska Water Center Water Symposium
Videos and presenations are now available here.

2015 Nebraska Water Center Water Law Conference
Videos and presenations are now available here.

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.

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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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