Nebraska Water Center

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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.



Photo Credit: Bayley Bischof/KOLN Dr. Dan Snow, Director of the Water Sciences Laboratory, was interviewed by 1011 News to share the lab’s work in nitrate research in Nebraska.  In addition to unique methods made possible by staff expertise, the Water Sciences Laboratory is one of the only...

By Heather Akin | ALECPhoto credit: Craig Chandler | University Communication and Marketing An annual rural poll, which informs and helps guide development and extension efforts, shows 66% of respondents worry about water quality impacting health. Seventy-two percent of respondents living in or...

Around the world and across Nebraska, nitrogen fertilizer is regularly used to grow crops. Some of this nitrogen is converted to nitrate that can be easily lost from the root zone, contaminating ground and surface water. In addition to being harmful to human health, excess nitrate in drinking...

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The Water Sciences Laboratory

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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Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute

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.

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