Nebraska Water Center

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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.



2020 Water Center USGS 104b Awardees
Every year, the Nebraska Water Center (NWC) awards United States Geological Survey (USGS) funds for projects intended to address water challenges in Nebraska.

Water Sciences Laboratory Student Internship Position Open
Learn firsthand about water science and analytical chemistry! Come join our team at the Water Sciences Lab as a student intern.

Spring Seminar Series focuses on current issues in Nebraska water
The Nebraska Water Center (NWC), in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s School of Natural Resources, will begin its annual Spring Water Seminar Series in January.

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Spring 2020 Water & Natural Resources Seminar Series
March 18th seminar postponed. Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30pm: Future sessions to be held via Zoom

Nebraska Water & Natural Resources Tour
Postponed indefinitely: Northeast Nebraska

2020 Nebraska Water Conference: Irrigation in a Water-Deficit Region
August 3, 2020

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.