Nebraska Water Center

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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.



The Nebraska Water Center’s 2022 annual report is now available. This report highlights the research, outreach, and training done to support the Water Center’s mission in 2022. Featured articles include the water sciences laboratory, AltEn contamination monitoring, and the Know Your Well project....

The Nebraska Water Center will hold their annual Water Tour again this summer. From Monday, June 19, to Thursday, June 22, attendees will explore Northeast Nebraska and gain first-hand experience with the water management practices and water quality challenges of that region of the state. Tour...

Join us on March 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m. for the fourth installment in the Nebraska Water Center’s Spring Seminar Series. We’ll learn about the Human Dimensions of Drought from a panel of experts from the National Drought Mitigation Center. The panel will go beyond traditional social science and into...

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The Water Sciences Laboratory

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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Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute

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.

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