Research Projects

USGS Awards

YEAR 1 OF 5 - FY-16
LEAD PI CO-PI DATES   TITLE
B. Wang Ronaldo Flores & J. Stratton 3/1/16-2/28/17   Water Usage in the Food industry
Daran Rudnick   3/1/16-2/28/17   Economic, Environmental, and Crop Performance Assessment Under Center Pivot, Subsurface Drip, and Furrow Irrigation Systems in a Changing Climate in West Central Nebraska
Troy Gilmore Daniel Snow 3/1/16-2/28/17   Evaluation of Changing Irrigation Management on Ground Water Recharge and Quality
Derek Heeren Daran Rudnick, Francisco, Munoz-Arriola 3/1/17-2/28/18   Impact of Variable Rate Irrigation on Consumptive Use of Water Resources
Ashraf Aly Hassan   3/1/17-2/28/18   Utilizing Biotrickling Filters to Reduce Water Consumption at Fermentation and Dryer Stacks in Ethanol Plants
Aaron Mittelstet Troy Gilmore 3/1/17-2/28/18   Spatial Variability of Streambed Hydraulic Conductivty Across Multiple Stream Orders
Steve Ress Chittaranjan Ray continuation 2/28/19   Information Transfer Plan
Chittaranjan Ray Steven Ress continuation 2/28/19   Program Administration
Tiffany Messer Aaron Mittelstet, Daniel Snow 6/1/18-5/31/19   Pesticide Exposure of Recreational Lakes
Yulie Meneses Ashraf AlyHassan 6/1/18-5/31/19   Microalgae Treatment of Meat Processing Wastewater for Nutrient Removal and Water Reconditioning
Daniel Snow Jerald Bricker, Wesleyan University 6/1/18-5/31/19   The Chemistry and Ecotoxicology of Microplastics-Water Quality Research Experience in Nebraska Waterways
Chittaranjan Ray Steve Ress continuation 2/28/19   Information Transfer
Chittaranjan Ray   continuation 2/28/19   Program Administration

Nebraska Water Center Awards 2015-present

YEAR 1 OF 5 - FY-16
LEAD PI   DATES   TITLE
Chittaranjan Ray   9/1/15 - 8/31/19   U.S.-Czech Student Research Experience on Understanding Water and Chemical Transport in the Earth's Vadose Zone
Chittaranjan Ray   4/30/15 - 6/30/16   A Spatial Index for the Leachability of Chemicals in Nebraska
Daniel Snow   7/10/15 - 12/31/15   Emerging Contaminants and Environmental Security in the Syr Darya River Basin
Daniel Snow   8/1/12 - 8/1/17   POCIS to Measure Agricultural Tile Drainage Contaminants within Madison Wetland Management District
Daniel Snow   11/1/15 - 11/1/16   Influence of the Method and Timing of the Land Application of Manure on the: Fate and Transport of Manure Constituents in Runoff; Persistence and Retention of Multiple Manure Constituents in Soil
Chittaranjan Ray   5/1/15 - 9/30/19   Vadose Zone Nitrate Study for the City of Hastings, NE: 2015
Daniel Snow   5/1/15 - 9/30/19   Vadose Zone Nitrate Study for the City of Hastings, NE: 2015
Suat Irmak   7/1/14 - 12/31/14   Harold W. and Alice G. (Kohtz) Eberhard Endowed Excellence Fund
Chittaranjan Ray   2/15/15 - 5/31/15   Sustainable Landscape for Highways: Evaluation of Recycled and Waste Materials as Soil Amendments
Daniel Snow   5/1/15 - 10/31/16   Monitoring Antibiotics in Irrigation Return Flows in the Magic Valley of Southern Idaho
Chittaranjan Ray   7/1/13 - 6/30/15   William's Fund-Water Seminar 2000 Series
Suat Irmak   1/1/15 - 6/30/15   Harold W. and Alice G. (Kohtz) Eberhard Endowed Excellence Fund
Daniel Snow   7/1/15 - 7/1/18   Wetland Quality Monitoring - Rainwater Basin
Daniel Snow   9/1/15 - 8/30/16   Missouri Univ Upland Analysis of Neonicotinoid Insecticides
Daniel Snow   9/1/15 - 6/30/16   Missouri - Neonicotinoid Analysis - Wetlands
Chittaranjan Ray   8/18/15 - 8/17/16   Graduate Assistantship Program for Academic Year
Chittaranjan Ray   10/1/14 - 3/30/19   Impacts of Agricultural Toxicants on Amphibians in the Rainwater Basin in Central Nebraska
Daniel Snow   10/1/14 - 3/30/19   Impacts of Agricultural Toxicants on Amphibians in the Rainwater Basin in Central Nebraska
Chittaranjan Ray   3/1/15 - 2/29/16   USGS Nebraska Water Resources 104B 2011-15
Chittaranjan Ray   3/15/16 - 3/14/20   Sustaining Agriculture through Adaptive Management Resilient to a Declining Ogallala Aquifer and Changing Climate
Daniel Snow   8/1/15 - 7/31/16   Bazile Groundwater Management Area: Proposed Nitrate Isotope and Groundwater Age-Dating Study
Chittaranjan Ray   4/7/16 - 6/30/17   Know Your Well: A Program for Agricultural Education and FFA Students
Daniel Snow   4/7/16 - 6/30/17   Know Your Well: A Program for Agricultural Education and FFA Students
Chittaranjan Ray   6/1/16 - 6/30/17   Integrating the Vadose Zone for Improved Management of Nebraskas Ground Water Quality
Daniel Snow   6/1/16 - 6/30/17   Integrating the Vadose Zone for Improved Management of Nebraskas Ground Water Quality
Daniel Snow   4/1/16 - 3/31/17   Setback Distance Requirements for Removal of Swine Slurry Constituents in Runoff
Daniel Snow   12/23/15 - 6/30/16   Extraction and Analysis of Neonicotinoid Pesticides from Soil Samples-Goyne
Daniel Snow   4/1/16 - 12/31/17   Chlorophyll-A Lab Analysis
Chittaranjan Ray   6/1/16 - 10/31/19   Nebraska Vadose Zone Nitrate Assessment
Daniel Snow   6/1/16 - 10/31/19   Nebraska Vadose Zone Nitrate Assessment
Chittaranjan Ray   4/1/16 - 9/30/16   Tier-1 Screening of Leaching Risks of Three Anticoagulants Used for Rodent Control in Natural Areas of Hawaii
Chittaranjan Ray   3/1/16 - 9/30/19   CPNRD Vadose Nitrate
Daniel Snow   3/1/16 - 9/30/19   CPNRD Vadose Nitrate
Chittaranjan Ray   4/7/16 - 6/30/18   A Spatial Index for the Leachability of Chemicals in Nebraska
Chittaranjan Ray   6/6/16 - 12/31/19   Review of Registration Documents for Selected Pesticides for Use in Hawaii
Daniel Snow   8/1/16 - 2/28/18   Bazile Groundwater Management Area: Proposed Nitrate Isotope and Groundwater Age-Dating Study
Daniel Snow   5/1/15 - 3/30/18   Monitoring Antibiotics in Irrigation Return Flows in the Magic Valley of Southern Idaho
Daniel Snow   4/1/16 - 7/1/18   Setback Distance Requirements for Removal of Swine Slurry Constituents in Runoff
Daniel Snow   9/1/15 - 6/30/18   Missouri Univ Upland Analysis of Neonicotinoid Insecticides
Daniel Snow   9/1/15 - 6/30/18   Missouri - Neonicotinoid Analysis - Wetlands
Daniel Snow   10/14/16 - 9/30/17   Extraction and Analysis of Neonicotinoid Pesticides from Soil Samples-Goyne
Daniel Snow   11/1/16 - 4/30/18   Emerging Contaminants and Environmental Security in the Syr Darya River Basin
Chittaranjan Ray   3/1/16 - 2/28/17   USGS Nebraska Water Resources 104B 2016-2020
Chittaranjan Ray   7/1/17 - 6/30/18   Securing Water for and from Agriculture through Effective Community & Stakeholder Engagement
Chittaranjan Ray   1/15/17 - 9/30/18   Workshop: Addressing the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water in the Context of Societal Challenges
Chittaranjan Ray   6/7/17 - 3/14/20   Sustaining Agriculture through Adaptive Management Resilient to a Declining Ogallala Aquifer and Changing Climate
Daniel Snow   3/23/17 - 6/30/18   Vadose Zone Nitrate - Lower Platte South NRD
Chittaranjan Ray   4/6/17 - 6/30/18   Integrating the Vadose Zone for Improved Management of Nebraskas Ground Water Quality
Daniel Snow   4/6/17 - 6/30/18   Integrating the Vadose Zone for Improved Management of Nebraskas Ground Water Quality
Chittaranjan Ray   4/6/17 - 6/30/18   Know Your Well: A Program for Agricultural Education and FFA Students
Daniel Snow   4/6/17 - 6/30/18   Know Your Well: A Program for Agricultural Education and FFA Students
Daniel Snow   10/1/17 - 7/31/19   Emerging Contaminants and Environmental Security in the Syr Darya River Basin
Chittaranjan Ray   7/1/17 - 6/30/19   Securing Water for and from Agriculture through Effective Community & Stakeholder Engagement
Daniel Snow   8/1/17 - 6/1/19   Antimicrobial Residues and Antimicrobial Resistance as Affected by Swine Manure Pit Storage Additives
Chittaranjan Ray   3/1/17 - 2/28/18   USGS Nebraska Water Resources 104B 2016-2020
Chittaranjan Ray   3/23/17 - 6/30/18   Vadose Zone Nitrate - Lower Platte South NRD
Daniel Snow   7/1/17 - 3/31/19   Occurrence of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals and Metabolites in a Groundwater Discharge Waterway
Chittaranjan Ray   5/30/17 - 2/28/19   USGS Nebraska Water Resources 104B 2016-2020
Daniel Snow   7/1/17 - 6/30/18   A Tale of 100,000s Flushes: Using Wastewater Epidemiology to Assess Community Drug Use
Daniel Snow   3/1/18 - 2/28/22   Photodegradation of Insecticides in Rivers Adjacent to Agricultural Intensive Regions:¬† A Novel Water Quality Monitoring Approach
Daniel Snow   4/26/18 - 6/30/19   Biocidal Treatment Module for Reverse Osmosis Membrane
Daniel Snow   8/15/18 - 7/31/21   Antibiotic Resistance Genes in the Soil-Plant Ecosystem
Chittaranjan Ray   1/9/18 - 4/30/19   Vadose Zone Nitrate¬† City of Waverly WHPA
Daniel Snow   1/9/18 - 4/30/19   Vadose Zone Nitrate¬† City of Waverly WHPA
Chittaranjan Ray   2/9/18 - 12/31/19   Vadose Zone Nitrate - Springfield WHPA
Daniel Snow   2/9/18 - 12/31/19   Vadose Zone Nitrate - Springfield WHPA
Daniel Snow   4/1/16 - 12/31/20   Chlorophyll-A Lab Analysis
Daniel Snow   7/1/17 - 6/30/18   A Tale of 100,000s Flushes: Using Wastewater Epidemiology to Assess Community Drug Use
Chittaranjan Ray   5/17/18 - 3/14/20   Sustaining Agriculture through Adaptive Management Resilient to a Declining Ogallala Aquifer and Changing Climate
Saptashati Biswas   2/1/18 - 1/31/20   Measurement of Glyphosate and AMPA in Samples of Surface Runoff
Daniel Snow   2/1/18 - 1/31/20   Measurement of Glyphosate and AMPA in Samples of Surface Runoff
Chittaranjan Ray   4/5/18 - 6/30/19   Know Your Well: A Program for Agricultural Education and FFA Students
Daniel Snow   4/5/18 - 6/30/19   Know Your Well: A Program for Agricultural Education and FFA Students
Chittaranjan Ray   4/5/18 - 6/30/20   Integrating the Vadose Zone for Improved Management of Nebraskas Ground Water Quality
Daniel Snow   4/5/18 - 6/30/20   Integrating the Vadose Zone for Improved Management of Nebraskas Ground Water Quality
Chittaranjan Ray   7/1/18 - 12/31/18   Water Resources of the Great Plains Region: Status and Future
Daniel Snow   8/30/18 - 4/30/19   WA ERG 2-2/Water Enforcement: Industrial
Chittaranjan Ray   6/1/17 - 10/31/20   Nebraska Vadose Zone Nitrate Assessment
Daniel Snow   6/1/17 - 10/31/20   Nebraska Vadose Zone Nitrate Assessment
Chittaranjan Ray   10/22/18 - 10/31/18   Water Resources of the US Great Plains Region
Daniel Snow   2/15/18 - 2/14/22   Investigating Mobile Genetic Elements and Resistance Gene Reservoirs towards Understanding the Emergence and Ecology of Antimicrobial Resistance in Beef Cattle Production Systems
Chittaranjan Ray   4/26/18 - 6/30/19   Novel Approaches for Controlling Nitrate Leaching and Protecting Nebraska Ground Water
Daniel Snow   4/26/18 - 6/30/19   Novel Approaches for Controlling Nitrate Leaching and Protecting Nebraska Ground Water
Chittaranjan Ray   6/18/18 - 6/17/19   USGS Nebraska Water Resources 104B 2016-2020
Daniel Snow   7/1/18 - 12/31/18   Water Resources of the Great Plains Region: Status and Future
Daniel Snow   2/15/18 - 2/14/22   Investigating Mobile Genetic Elements and Resistance Gene Reservoirs towards Understanding the Emergence and Ecology of Antimicrobial Resistance in Beef Cattle Production Systems