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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.


By Jesse Starita, PR and Engagement Coordinator, NWC Sprawling industrial farms and backyard gardeners alike use them. They are found in 120 countries and in 140 different crops. In short, they are the most widely used pesticides in the world: neonicotinoids. Chemically similar to nicotine, neonics...

REGISTER NOW View PDF HandoutView Recorded Videos The Nebraska Water Center (NWC), in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s School of Natural Resources, will begin its annual Spring Water Seminar Series this February. The series will focus on race, justice and the environment and...

The Nebraska Water Center (NWC) recently hosted a special seminar entitled “Water Management: An Illinois Perspective” featuring two prominent water managers from that state. The Oct. 14 virtual seminar drew approximately 35 participants and included commentary and reactions from Nebraska water...


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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.