Mission and Goals

Nebraska Water Center Mission Statement

The NWC was established by Congressional mandate as one of 54 Water Resources Research Institutes in 1964. Its research and programs support and promote the University of Nebraska as an international leader in water research, teaching, extension and outreach.

NWC coordinates a wide range of research impacting water issues, a deeper understanding of water and its many beneficial uses; helps develop new water researchers; trains future water researchers and engineers; and disseminates water research results to water professionals and the public through publications, research colloquiums and conferences, electronic media, lectures and tours.

The NWC is committed to:

  • Sharing the latest research findings with water professionals and the public through conferences and workshops, print, electronic and online mediums, interactions with  media and contact with stakeholders.
  • Supporting research and extension education by connecting faculty to external collaborators and stakeholders, fostering interdisciplinary teams, alerting faculty to funding opportunities and providing grants and sharing grant information.
  • Aiding new scientists through mentoring, seed grants and helping build their research programs.
  • Training future water managers, water and environmental professionals and scientists by helping with student recruitment and reshaping academic programs to meet the needs and challenges of the future.

NWC is part of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska and part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources