2020 Water Center USGS 104b Awardees

Tiffany Messer

Every year, the Nebraska Water Center (NWC) awards United States Geological Survey (USGS) funds for projects intended to address water challenges in Nebraska. The competitive selection process includes reviews by a panel of fellow colleagues. This year, four projects were chosen and each focuses on contaminated water in Nebraska. To provide an overview of each project and the researchers behind them, the NWC will publish a series of articles on 104b awardees.

Selected Projects:
Setting Nitrogen Surplus Benchmarks to Control Nitrate Pollution of Groundwater in Northeast Nebraska, PI: Mesfin Mekonnen, Research Assistant Professor, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute.

Monitoring of Nitrate Leaching At and Below Crops Rooting Depth, PI: Javed Iqbal, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

PFAS Exposure from WWTPs to Surface Waters and Agricultural Fields, PI: Tiffany Messer, Water Quality Engineer and Assistant Professor in the Biological Systems Engineering Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.