The University of Nebraska and its Water Resources Research Initiative (WRRI) has top- notch scientists, economists, engineers and legal minds working on water issues, such as groundwater and surface water interactions, declining aquifers, water quality, drought mitigation, water management tools, economic impacts associated with water management activities and the legal structures which govern Nebraska's water resources.

This booklet, presented by the UNL Nebraska Water Center, the WRRI, and the Rural Initiative, highlights the work of University of Nebraska water faculty members and makes their expertise on relevant water issues easily accessible. The future of water resources in Nebraska depends on the ability of Nebraska's decision makers to make the best decisions for their constituents and the state. Connecting decision makers with University of Nebraska water researchers will do just that.

This booklet is currently being updated and expanded. To share your recommendations about what should be included on this site, please contact:

Rachael Herpel
Research and Outreach Coordinator
Nebraska Water Center / Water for Food Institute
University of Nebraska
234C Whittier Research Center
2200 Vine Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68583-0860

Phone: 402-472-4977 (direct)
Fax: 402-472-9545
Email Rachael

Zip File

The Introduction above, and the PDF files listed on the right, are available in the following zip file (13.1 MB, created September 21, 2010):

Zip File


  • Briefing Book, CD

    Besides the Introduction and PDF files listed on the right, the CD also includes several Nebraska Water Center publications. To order a CD, contact the Nebraska Water Center.

    Update (Sept 21, 2010):
    CD does not contain these newer PDF files:
    • Mapping Evapotranspiration
    • Evapotranspiration
    • High Plains Regional Climate Center
    • Mapping Evapotranspiration using Satellite/Remote Sensing Technique
    • Challenges of Collaborative Water-Related Decision Making
    • Water Optimizer Suite: Tools for Decision Support and Policy Analysis

Papers, by Topic




Groundwater / Surface Water

Law and Policy