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Nebraska Wellhead Protection Network

A number of organizations and agencies in Nebraska work to support communities as they develop and adopt wellhead protection (WHP) programs. The Nebraska Wellhead Protection Network (NeWHPN) began in 2001 to provide an opportunity for these organizations and agencies to meet, discuss their work and identify community needs. Meetings are also an opportunity for the group to get information about hot topics related to their field.

The Groundwater Foundation serves as facilitator and record-keeper for the NeWHPN, which is funded by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy.

Wellhead Protection Area
  • Date: November 19, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Location: Virtual - Register through the Zoom link above

    Details: The workshop's theme is "Water Quality and Human Health" and will feature emerging research on:
    + Manganese in Nebraska's groundwater
    + Agrichemicals and incidences of pediatric cancer,
    + Climate hazards and human health,
    + Water quality and incidences of birth defects
    + Inspiring the next generation of water protectors

    Featured speakers include Dr. Jesse Bell and Meghan Langel, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC); Dr. Martha Rhoades, University of Nebraska - Lincoln School of Natural Resources; Sue Dempsey, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services; Dr. Eleanor Rogan, UNMC, and Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, PE, UNL; and Sara Brock, The Groundwater Foundation.

  • Find a list of recent meeting dates, locations, sponsors, and topics of discussion. Agendas and discussion minutes are available to the public. These documents are provided in downloadable PDF format.

    For information about older meetings, please contact the Groundwater Foundation at 402-434-2740 or

  • Opportunities for Involvement

    Have an idea for a Wellhead Protection Network event location, speaker, or workshop theme? Let us know! Contact the Groundwater Foundation at or 402-434-2740 with your ideas.

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