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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.


By: Chris Dunker, Lincoln Journal StarPhoto Credit: Fremont Tribune file Note: This article first appeared in the April 7, 2021 edition of the Lincoln Journal Star. Researchers from the University of Nebraska and Creighton University will study the long-term effects pesticides have had on...

View NWC 2019-2020 Annual Report The Nebraska Water Center’s (NWC) 2019-2020 Annual Report is now available online and in print. The 36-page report encapsulates two years of NWC research, extension and outreach, and teaching activities. Among the report's highlights are updates from the University...

1 credit hour When: Fall Semester Where: Online and Water Science Laboratory View Handout Course Description Following this course students will be able to: Have a solid understanding of environmental laboratory methods and understand and practice lab safety Participate in lab housekeeping and...


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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.