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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.



Nebraska Water Center Spring Retreat Announcement and Registration
The Nebraska Water Center invites you to join us for updates and lunch at our faculty and stakeholder retreat on April 5.

Report: Nebraska continues to see modest groundwater decline
Unlike parts of Colorado and Kansas, Nebraska isn't in danger of running out of groundwater from the High Plains Aquifer anytime soon. But the largest source of usable water in the state is still on average below pre-pumping water levels.

Great Plains regional water symposium comes to Lincoln in October
The Nebraska Water Center at the University of Nebraska will host a nine-state regional water symposium, to look at shared challenges and opportunities, at Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln in October.

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Spring 2018 Water & Natural Resources Seminar Series
Wednesday, 3:30 - 4:30pm: Hardin Hall First Floor Auditorium, UNL East Campus

Platte Ecosystem Symposium
June 5-6: call for presentations for 13th Platte River Basin Ecosystem Symposium

2018 Water & Natural Resources Tour
June 26-29: Platte River basin

Great Plains regional water symposium
October 24-25: Nebraska Innovation Campus

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.