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110.A National Water Resources Projects
110.B Regional Water Quality Coordination Projects
110.C Extension Education Projects
110.D Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Projects
110.E Conservation Effects Assessment Projects

A complete list of awards granted in September 2008
by the USDA/NIFA 406 Water Quality Initiative

110.A NATIONAL WATER RESOURCES PROJECTS

Principal Investigator: Linda Taylor Green
Proposal Number: 2008-03530
Performing Institution: University of Rhode Island
Amount of Award: $380,000 | 48 months
Title of Award: Moving the Extension Volunteer Monitoring Network to the Next Level: A National Water Resource Project

Principal Investigator: Jorge M. Fonesca
Proposal Number: 2008-03532 external link
Performing Institution: University of Arizona
Amount of Award: $345,000 | 48months
Title of Award: Assessing and Managing the Health Risks of Irrigation Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin

110.B REGIONAL WATER QUALITY COORDINATION PROJECTS

Principal Investigator: Reagan M. Waskom
Proposal Number: 2008-03547 external link
Performing Institution: Colorado State University
Amount of Award: $590,000 | 12 months
Title of Award: Integrating Water Research, Extension, and Education in the Northern Plains and Mountains Region

Principal Investigator: Mark L. McFarland
Proposal Number: 2008-03546 external link
Performing Institution: Texas Cooperative Extension Service
Amount of Award: $1,250,000 | 12 months
Title of Award: Southern Region Water Resource Project

Principal Investigator: Gerald A. Miller
Proposal Number: 2008-03543 external link
Performing Institution: Iowa Cooperative Extension Service
Amount of Award: $570,000 | 48 months
Title of Award: Heartland Regional Water Coordination Initiative

Principal Investigator: Daphne Pee
Proposal Number: 2008-03542 external link
Performing Institution: University of Maryland
Amount of Award: $600,000 | 48 months
Title of Award: The Mid-Atlantic Water Program

Principal Investigator: Robert L. Mahler
Proposal Number: 2008-03545 external link
Performing Institution: University of Idaho
Amount of Award: $585,000 | 12 months
Title of Award: Coordination, Development and Delivery of Water Resource Programs in the Pacific Northwest

Principal Investigator: Robin Shepard
Proposal Number: 2008-03528 external link
Performing Institution: University of Wisconsin-Extension Service
Amount of Award: $600,000 | 12 months
Title of Award: Continuing Support for the Great Lakes Regional Water Program: A Regional Water Resource Project for North Central States in USEPA Region 5

Principal Investigator: Arthur Gold
Proposal Number: 2008-03544 external link
Performing Institution: University of Rhode Island
Amount of Award: $1,080,000 | 48 months
Title of Award: The Northeast States and Caribbean Islands Regional Water Program

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110.C EXTENSION EDUCATION PROJECTS

Principal Investigator: Jonathan R. Winsten
Proposal Number: 2008-03670 external link
Performing Institution: University of Vermont-State Agricultural College
Amount of Award: $240,000 | 36 months
Title of Award: Educating Chesapeake Bay Stakeholders in the Use of Performance-Based Incentives for Agricultural Pollution Control: Demonstration in the Choptank River Watershed

Principal Investigator: Lois W. Morton
Proposal Number: 2008-03642 external link
Performing Institution: Iowa Cooperative Extension
Amount of Award: $230,000 | 36 months
Title of Award: Developing Local Leadership and Extension Capacity for Performance-Driven Agricultural Environmental Management

Principal Investigator: Natalie Rector
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Performing Institution: Michigan State University
Amount of Award: $230,000 | 36 months
Title of Award: Ten Upper Midwest States Extension Staff Teaming Up for Water Quality for Small and Medium-Sized Livestock Farms

Principal Investigator: Mark Walker
Proposal Number: 2008-03602 external link
Performing Institution: University of Nevada
Amount of Award: $175,000 | 36 months
Title of Award: Undergraduate Education: Watershed-Focused Field Studies in Ecohydrology for Arid Rangeland Management

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110.D INTEGRATED RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND EXTENSION PROJECTS

Principal Investigator: Robert Van Kirk
Proposal Number: 2008-03643 external link
Performing Institution: Humboldt State University
Amount of Award: $ 620,000 |36 months
Title of Award: Conservation of Surface and Ground Water in Western Watershed Experiencing Rapid Loss of Irrigated Agricultural Land to Development

Principal Investigator: Teferi Tsegaye
Proposal Number: 2008-03623 external link
Performing Institution: Alabama A&M University
Amount of Award: $521,222 | 36 months
Title of Award: Cumulative Effects of Drought and Urbanization on the Flint River Watershed

Principal Investigator: Robyn Wilson
Proposal Number: 2008-03649 external link
Performing Institution: Ohio State University
Amount of Award: $390,000 | 36 months
Title of Award: Designing Watershed-Based Education and Extension Efforts Through a Mental Models Research Approach

Principal Investigator: Dale J. Bremer
Proposal Number: 2008-03676 external link
Performing Institution: Kansas State University
Amount of Award: $600,000 | 36 months
Title of Award: Modifying Homeowners Lawn-Irrigation Behavior to Conserve Water and Improve Water Quality in Urbanizing Watersheds

Principal Investigator: Ali Fares
Proposal Number: 2008-03607 external link
Performing Institution: University of Hawaii
Amount of Award: $475,000 | 36 months
Title of Award: Design and Evaluation of Precision Vegetative Buffer Strips as Sustainable Conservation Management Practice to Control Non-Point Source Pollution of Hawaiian Watersheds

Principal Investigator: Andy Ward
Proposal Number: 2008-03637 external link
Performing Institution: Ohio State University
Amount of Award: $640,000 | 36 months
Title of Award: Watershed Scale Evaluation in a Tri-State Region of the Water Quality Benefits of Self-Forming and Two-Stage Channel Systems

Principal Investigator: Jessica Leahy
Proposal Number: 2008-03618 external link
Performing Institution: University of Maine
Amount of Award: $555,000 | 36 months
Title of Award: The Role of Social Capital, Trust and Learning in Solving Groundwater Quality and Quantity Issues in the Northeast with Citizen Science

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110.E Conservation Effects Assessment Projects

Principal Investigator: B. Wilcox
Proposal Number: 2008-04496 external link
Performing Institution: Texas A&M University
Amount of Award: $647,000 | 36 months
Title of Award: Watershed Conservation on Grazing Lands in Central Texas: Cowhouse Creek Case Study

Principal Investigator: M. McClaran
Proposal Number: 2008-04522 external link
Performing Institution: University of Arizona
Amount of Award: $598,000 | 36 months
Title of Award: Evaluating the Effects of Grazing Land Conservation Practices on Southwestern Watersheds

Principal Investigator: L.H. Hardesty
Proposal Number: 2008-04520 external link
Performing Institution: Washington State University
Amount of Award: $621,000 | 36 months
Title of Award: Evaluating the Impacts of Conservation Practices on Watershed Health in a Salmon-Bearing Rangeland Watershed, Asotin Creek, Washington

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