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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

Kuzelka Receives Kremer Award
Robert D. Kuzelka, who has spent most of his professional life educating others about groundwater and natural resources, received The Groundwater Foundation's 2014 Maurice Kremer Groundwater Achievement Award.

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

June Water Tour Heads to Republican River Basin
The 2015 Water and Natural Resources Tour will visit the Republican River basin in Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado.
June 23-25 have been selected as the dates for the annual tour that examines current water and natural resources issues that are important to water users in Nebraska and surrounding states.

UNL Report Outlines Impact of Climate Change in Nebraska
The scientific debate over whether human activities are the principal cause of climate change is over, a new report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says.

Researchers probe climate's impact on groundwater quality
Climate change and increasing food production demands both influence groundwater quality. To better understand the links between climate, agriculture and groundwater, UNL researchers will investigate climate’s impact on groundwater contamination from chemicals used in crop and animal production.

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Events

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

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Nebraska Water Center Fact Sheet

Water Sciences Laboratory Brochure

Top Ten Water Challenges


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Planning Nearly Complete on July Water And Natural Resources Tour

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Featured Research

Candles

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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