New Bill Would Change Nebraska Drainage Law
February 24, 2022
UNL Extension Water Law and Agricultural Law Specialist Dave Aiken discusses the potential impacts of Legislative Bill 806 on Nebraska farmers and landowners.
Climate Change and Future Nebraska Water Challenges
November 10, 2021
Dave Aiken, professor and water and agricultural law specialist in UNL's Department of Agricultural Economics, highlights concerns about climate change for agriculture in Nebraska.
Funding Available from USDA to Protect Groundwater
November 3, 2021
Landowners have until Friday, Nov. 19 to apply for USDA NRCS funding that will provide financial assistance to individuals seeking to install conservation practices in source water protection priority area.
Bazile Groundwater Management Area Field Day
September 1, 2021
Nebraska Extension, Upper Elkhorn Natural Resource District (NRD), Lower Niobrara NRD, Lewis & Clark NRD, Lower Elkhorn NRD and Nebraska Environmental Trust are sponsoring the Bazile Groundwater Management Area Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 at David Connot Farm in Knox County.
Water Law 101: Part 6, Sharing Water with Other States and Water Use within the State
May 11, 2021
In the final installment of the series, Extension Educator Gary Stone discusses laws and regulations that govern water sharing between states.
Water Law 101: Part 5, More Groundwater — Wells
April 29, 2021
Part 5 of Extension Educator Gary Stone's series on Water Law reviews the concepts and legal doctrines that are used to regulate use of groundwater wells and resolve conflicts between well users.
Water Law 101: Part 4, Groundwater Terms and Definitions
April 15, 2021
Part 4 of the Water Law series reviews groundwater terms and definitions, including a brief review on the different types of aquifers — an important aspect of groundwater for Nebraska due to the Ogallala/High Plains aquifer.
Water Law 101: Part 3, Surface Water Administration Terms and Definitions
March 31, 2021
In this third installment of the Water Law series, Gary Stone reviews terms and definitions used in administering surface-water rights.