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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.


Conservation Nebraska invited DWFI and the Nebraska Water Center (NWC) to host its monthly Common Ground event in April. The webinar was titled “Get to know your water” and focused on understanding and monitoring Nebraska's water quality. Dan Snow, lab director of the NWC Water Sciences Lab,...

By: Callie Svoboda What’s more fundamental for society than water? Now more than ever, so much depends upon this vital natural resource. Which is why the University of Nebraska’s Water Sciences Laboratory (WSL) is proud to debut its unique course on water this fall. NRES 439, or Environmental...

On April 20, the Nebraska Water Center teamed up with Conservation Nebraska, an environmental education and advocacy organization, to host “Get to Know Your Water.” The one-hour virtual event drew 45 participants from around the state for discussions on understanding and measuring water quality in...


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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.