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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.



2017-2018 Annual Report
The Nebraska Water Center’s 2017-2018 Annual Report is now available online and in print.

Bazile Groundwater Management Area Receives Grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust
Bazile Groundwater Management Area announced today that it will receive $228,500 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust .

2019 Water Tour Goes West to Big Sky Country
The 48th annual tour runs September 15-19 and begins and ends in Billings, MT.

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2019 Water & Natural Resources Tour
September 15-19: Missouri River basin

2019 NWC Fall Symposium
October 9-10, Divots Conference Center, Norfolk, NE

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.