The National Water Program Website seeks to improve communication and coordination within the NIFA/Land Grant University network and to its national and regional partners. The site is designed for scientists, instructors, and extension educators to learn about successful water quality improvement programs across the nation by linking to Regional Water Coordination Programs or browsing through content of the national topical themes, accomplishments, and success stories. We also provide links to or details on National Facilitation, Extension Education, and Integrated Research, Education, and Extension, and National Research Initiative (NRI, Water and Watersheds) projects funded by the NIFA National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP). The site does not directly support extensive information on local water quality programs and issues. Rather, it is intended to direct extension clientele and local decision makers to online resources developed by their state and local experts.
This website is a product of the Communication Standing Committee (chaired by Art Gold, Director of the New England Regional Water Program) of the Committee for Shared Leadership of the NIWQP. It is developed, hosted, and maintained at the University of Rhode Island (URI) by Kelly Addy and Aimee Mandeville in a partnership between the URI Cooperative Extension Water Quality Program and the URI Environmental Data Center .
National Expert Panels
All content on this website is developed with
the assistance of national expert
panels. These panels consist of members who generously volunteer
their time and expertise to ensure this website's content is timely,
informative, and accurate.
This material is based upon work supported in part by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2008-51130-19504 and the Rhode Island Agricultural Experiment Station. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Credit also goes to Greg Bonynge (who was our original Code Developer and continues to help us out on occasion) and a series of graduate students who have helped us build content and pages: Ann Borowik, Caitlin Chaffee, and Alison Milliman.
Website Development Resources
In order to improve communication
and coordination within the NIFA/Land Grant University Water Program
network, we have developed a website
development resource page to assist members in the network in building effective websites.