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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.


REGISTER NOW View PDF handout The Nebraska Water Center, in partnership with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Natural Resources, will begin its annual Spring Water Seminar Series in February. The 2022 series will highlight the significance that water holds in and around Nebraska and...

POCKET SCIENCE: EXPLORING THE 'WHAT,' 'SO WHAT' AND 'NOW WHAT' OF HUSKER RESEARCH This article originally appeared in Nebraska Today on Novemeber 24. By: Scott Schrage | University Communication Welcome to Pocket Science: a glimpse at recent research from Husker scientists and engineers. For those...

The Nebraska Water Center’s 2021 conference is now in the books. Entitled “The Shape of Water in Western Nebraska,” the conference was held August 16th at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff. An esteemed lineup of Nebraska water leaders discussed water infrastructure in the...


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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.