Nebraska Water Sciences Laboratory – University of Nebraska Lincoln

The NU Water Sciences Laboratory, a part of the Nebraska Water Center and Daugherty Water for Food Institute, provides specialized chemical and isotope testing services.


The Nebraska Water Center (NWC) is one of more than 50 Water Resources Research Institutes nationwide and focuses on helping the University of Nebraska solve state water quality and quantity issues. The NWC coordinates faculty research; trains future water researchers; and promotes water research results through publications, research colloquiums and conferences, lectures and tours. The Water Sciences Laboratory provides advanced methods, technical expertise and sophisticated analytical instrumentation for environmental and water resources research. Specialized methods and instrumentation are available for measuring traces of organic and inorganic contaminants and a variety of stable isotopes.

Specialized methods are designed around the specific needs of academic researchers and clientele within the private sector. Technical staff operate and maintain a wide selection of instrumentation as well as provide hands on training for students and faculty interested in studying and understanding water quality. 

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Feasibility Studies

Economic and Site Development

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Watershed Planning

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Research Projects

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars

Technical Assistance

  • Pollution Prevention


  • Trade Education and Training
Primary Contact
Daniel Snow
202 Water Sciences Laboratory
1840 North 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68583