A system-wide approach to water stewardship
Nebraska has one of the most progressive and prosperous agricultural industries in the world thanks to the benefits of our natural resources, the ingenuity and hard work of our farmers and the research leadership of the University of Nebraska.
Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute
The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) was founded in 2010 to leverage the University of Nebraska's expertise and extend it with strong state, national and international partnerships. As a system- wide institute, DWFI taps the specialized resources available at all four NU campuses, and also includes the valuable assets of the Nebraska Water Center and the Water Sciences Laboratory.
Nebraska Water Center
The Nebraska Water Center was established by Congress in 1964 as one of 54 water resources research institutes nationwide. Today, as part of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute and IANR, the Nebraska Water Center supports research addressing water problems or water understanding, helps new water researchers and engineers, and publishes research results to water professionals and the public through publications, colloquiums and events.
Water Sciences Laboratory
Part of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute and the Nebraska Water Center, the Water Sciences Laboratory provides technical expertise and sophisticated analytical instrumentation for environmental and water-related research. Since the center was established in 1990, faculty, staff and students have analyzed thousands of water samples.