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The Nebraska Water Center is
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.



46th annual tour visits Nebraska’s central Platte River basin June 27-29
This year’s 46th Annual Water and Natural Resources Tour explored Nebraska’s central Platte River basin and the many uses and users associated with what is arguably Nebraska’s most important surface water resource.

NRDs team on Bazile Groundwater Management Area
Northeast Nebraska’s Upper and Lower Elkhorn, Lewis and Clark, and Lower Niobrara Natural Resources Districts have teamed to help local producers increase nutrient efficiency

Second wave of WARI scholars begins to arrive
The second contingent of WARI scholars are beginning to arrive at the Nebraska Water Center and Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute.

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Husker Harvest Days
University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources exhibits at the Sept. 12-14 Husker Harvest Days show near Grand Island.

Nebraska Water Law Conference
October 6: University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln

Nebraska Water Symposium
October 26-27: Annual Nebraska Water Symposium, Nebraska Innovation Campus, Lincoln

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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.

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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