Water Planning

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About the Water Planning Division

Planning partnerships

The Water Planning Division works with Nebraska’s unique system of natural resources districts to develop local and basin-wide integrated water management plans to sustain a balance between water supplies and uses and to protect the rights of existing water users.


Interstate agreements

The Water Planning Division ensures Nebraska meets its obligations agreed to in a number of interstate water compacts, decrees, and agreements approved by participating state legislatures and/or Congress.


Water science education

The Water Planning Division educates water managers and the public about local and basin-wide integrated management plans; interstate water compacts, decrees and agreements; hydrologically connected groundwater and surface water; the State’s water resources and demands; and other related issues.


Technical analysis

The Water Planning Division provides technical analysis and support for decision making using tools such as remote sensing, groundwater modeling and GIS.

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