Welcome to the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy!

Since 2009, men and women from every corner of Nebraska have met in a year-long program to learn the principles of first-rate leadership and about the vital role of rivers, streams and aquifers in Nebraska. The mission of the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy is to provide learning opportunities that focus on cooperative approaches to solving Nebraska’s water issues.

The Nebraska Water Leaders Academy is supported through the Water Futures Partnership-Nebraska, a 501(c) (3) organization. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a partner in delivering sound program curriculum.

Consider this your invitation to join in a unique experience that will allow you to change and grow as a leader and progress in your knowledge of water and natural resource issues in Nebraska. For a brochure, click here.

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WLA is supported through grants and private donations.


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The Experience – 2024 Schedule (2025 schedule coming soon!)

Academy attendees are expected to be at all sessions

January 18-19

July 11-12 

March 21-22

September 12-13 

May 16-17

Nebraska City 
November 21-22