Nebraska Wellhead Protection Network Meeting Information


March 1, 2017

Location: Holiday Inn, Kearney, Nebraska

Topics: NARD Shortcourse covering vadose zone Education, case studies of nitrate in the vadose zone, and groundwater recharge


January 10, 2017

Location: Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
Topics: An open house for Nebraska State Senators and their staff to learn about wellhead protection in Nebraska. The guest speaker was Dean Edson, Executive Director of Nebraska Association of Resource Districts, who spoke about the effective governance and collaborative approaches taken by agencies and organizations across Nebraska to make the state's water protection one of the most proactive in the nation.


October 24, 2016

Location:  Metropolitan Utilities District Platte West Treatment Plant, Omaha, NE
Topics:   Russ Iwan presented Platte West Treatment Plant's Wellhead Protection Plan and Tracey Christensen presented Metropolitan Utilities District's Marketing and Outreach


July 7, 2016

Location: NDEQ Van Dorn Facility, Lincoln, NE
Topics: Program Updates, Risk Communication presentation by Steven Wolf, JEO Consultants Group, and Education Updates


February 29, 2016

Location: Kearney Public Library, Kearney, NE
Topic: Kearney Utilities Wellhead Protection Overlay District. Kirk Stocker, Director of Utilities for the City of Kearney, presented the City's adopted Wellhead Protection Overlay District including zoning ordinances implemented to help protect the source water.


February 8, 2016

Location: Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
Topics: An open house for Nebraska State Senators and their staff to learn about wellhead protection in Nebraska. The guest speaker was Nick Brozovic, Director of Policy for the Water for Food Institute, who spke about the value of water to Nebraskans. 


August 19, 2015

Location: City Auditorium, Crofton, NE
Topics: History of rural water and water quality project updates


May 5, 2015

Location: Burkley Family Center, Fairbury, NE
Topics: Tour of Fairbury water infiltration gallery, stabilizing nitrate levels in Wilber. Jason Ripa, Water Operator for the City of Wilber and Jonathan Mohr of LakeTech Consulting, the company who helped produced to plan, presented on the various activities Wilber is implementing to protect their groundwater resources.


March 2, 2015

Location: Kearney Holiday Inn, Kearney, NE
Topics: Nebraska MEDS Coalition, Water Sustainability Fund, Member updates


January 23, 2015

Location: Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, NE
Topics: An open house for breakfast Nebraska State Senators and their staff to learn about wellhead protection in Nebraska. The guest speaker was Dr. Clint Rowe with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who spoke about climate change and its effects on Nebraska water resources.


September 4, 2014

Location: Lincoln Water System Offices, Ashland, NE 
TopicsConcentrated Animal Feeding Operations and a tour of the Lincoln Water System Horizontal Wells. 

March 27, 2014

Location: Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, NE
Topics: An open house for breakfast Nebraska State Senators and their staff to learn about wellhead protection in Nebraska. Special guests included the Girl Scouts of Syracuse Girl Scout Cadette Troop 20021. The girls shared their concerns and perspectives on the state's water issues.


March 3, 2014

Location: Kearney Holiday Inn, Kearney, Nebraska
Topics: Regulatory management practices in Wellhead Protection Areas


October 29, 2013

Location: Farmers Bank & Trust Co., Nebraska City, NE
Topics: Nitrates and Your Water System Workshop


May 29, 2013

Location: NDEQ Van Dorn Facility, Lincoln, NE
Topics: Program updates, Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing, The Value of
Asset and Infrastructure Management


March 15, 2013

Location: Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, NE
Topics: An open house for breakfast Nebraska State Senators and their staff to learn about wellhead protection in Nebraska. Specials guests include students from Gothenburg and Auburn.


February 25, 2013

Location: Kearney Holiday Inn, Kearney, NE
Topics: Program updates, Nebraska's Groundwater Hydrology, Economics of Water


November 28, 2012

Location: Lower Loup Natural Resources District, Ord, NE
Topics: Program updates, Groundwater Awareness Week, nitrate study, City of Ord WHP planning process, Calamus Dam and Reservoir tour


June 28, 2012

Location: Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, Lincoln, NE
Topics: Program updates, AquaView Technology


March 5, 2012

Location: Kearney Holiday Inn, Kearney, NE
Topics: Program updates, marketing and outreach, Groundwater Awareness Week, WHP mobile app, 2011 flooding


February 3, 2012

Location: Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, NE
Topics: An open house breakfast for Nebraska State Senators and their staff to learn about wellhead protection in Nebraska.


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