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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.


Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from a UNMC website tracking the AltEn pollution. A team of multi-disciplinary scientists and public health professionals is investigating the contamination of water, soil, and air caused by a closed ethanol plant that the State of Nebraska is suing. Toxic...

Arindam Malakar, Daniel D. Snow, Michael Kaiser, Jordan Shields, Bijesh Maharjan, Harkamal Walia, Daran Rudnick, Chittaranjan Ray Highlights Improved nutrient use and reduced trace element uptake is critical in agroecosystem. Naturally occurring nanominerals of iron can influence nutrient and...

In 2017, Sorab Panday was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering for “the development of computer codes for solving complex groundwater problems.” Two years later, the veteran engineer joined the faculty of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Biological Systems Engineering...


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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.