The Ogallala Water team’s research is focused on:

  • Developing and improving our understanding of successful field-​based management in dryland, limited irrigation, and fully irrigated production systems
  • Investigating socioeconomic factors that influence water-​use decision making and how policy and farm-​level practices may affect long-​term regional economic outcomes
  • Integrating datasets and models involving cropping, hydrologic, economic and climate systems to provide data-​based decision support to groundwater managers and others involved in water management in the region.

Our research is focused on supporting Ogallala-​region producers and other decision makers who aim to sustain productive, profitable agriculture and effectively mitigate risks related to the Ogallala aquifer’s decline.

Our team collaborates across state lines to share and combine accumulated expertise, information, and networks with the goal of accelerating innovation and the adoption of adaptive management strategies critical to the economy and long-​term longevity of Ogallala region communities.

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