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part of the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute

The Nebraska Water Center, established by Congressional mandate as one of 54 Water Resources Research Institutes in 1964, focuses on helping the University of Nebraska become an international leader in water research, teaching, extension and outreach.


The Nebraska Water Center (NWC) recently hosted a special seminar entitled “Water Management: An Illinois Perspective” featuring two prominent water managers from that state. The Oct. 14 virtual seminar drew approximately 35 participants and included commentary and reactions from Nebraska water...

The vadose zone is the interval between the crop root zone and the water table, and is a critically important region for storage, transport and transformation of chemicals that can impact groundwater quality. The new Nebraska Water Center video above provides an overview of the Nebraska Vadose...

VIEW ATTACHMENTS Proposals that address water resources priority issues in Nebraska are now being solicited. The Nebraska Water Center, part of the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, anticipates research funds being available in 2020 through its Section 104(b) Water Institutes Program, U.S...


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The Water Sciences Laboratory has been providing professional services to businesses, academic researchers, and government entities since the early 1990s. Our client-base is diverse - just as the projects we are involved with.

The Water Sciences Laboratory (WSL) was established as a core research facility at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as part of the Nebraska Water Center in 1990. The facility was created to enhance and support NU water research as a state-of-the-art laboratory that could provide technical services and expertise in analytical and isotopic methods.

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The Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska was founded in 2010 to address the global challenge of achieving food security with less stress on water resources through improved water management in agricultural and food systems.