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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.



Platte River Basin Ecosystem Returns After Lengthy Hiatus
After a 15-year hiatus, the Platte River Basin Ecosystem Symposium returned in the summer of 2018.

New Nebraska Vadose Zone Program helps water managers predict future water quality challenges
The program is a one-of-a-kind agrichemical data repository to help manage and improve the state’s groundwater and drinking water quality.

2019 Water Seminar Series shares water conservation, management insights from Nebraska NRDs
The Nebraska Water Center, in partnership with SNR will kick-off its annual Spring Water Seminar Series on Jan. 16.

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Spring 2018 Water & Natural Resources Seminar Series (Livestream Available)
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30pm: Hardin Hall First Floor Auditorium, UNL East Campus

2019 Water & Natural Resources Tour
September 15-20: Platte River basin

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.