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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.


The University of Nebraska Water Center contributed questions to the 2022 Rural Poll based on the work of the Nebraska Nitrate Awareness Working Group. by Heather Akin | ALECPhoto credit: Craig Chandler | University Communication and Marketing Annual rural poll shows 66% of respondents...

We’re excited to share that the videos of each session of the 2022 Platte River Basin Conference are now available on our YouTube channel.  Whether you were unable to attend the conference or want to rewatch your favorite sessions, the full programming is now available online.  ...

From its inception in 2016, Know Your Well has brought citizen science into classrooms to not only increase groundwater testing throughout Nebraska, but to also showcase the vulnerability of groundwater quality and importance of safe drinking water for rural residents and communities. In the past...


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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.