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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 2009
by the USDA/NIFA 406 Water Quality Initiative

110.A NATIONAL WATER RESOURCES PROJECTS

Principal Investigator: Jennifer Kushner
Proposal Number: 2009-05384external link
Performing Institution: University of Wisconsin -Extension
Amount of Award: $143,000 | 12 months
Title of Award: Mapping the Future: Youth-Water Programming for the 21st Century

Principal Investigator: Chester Arnold
Proposal Number: 2009-05425 external link
Performing Institution: University of Connecticut
Amount of Award: $385,000 | 48 months
Title of Award: Support of NIWQP Research, Education and Extention Outreach through Geospatial Technology Training

Principal Investigator: Indrajeet Chaubey
Proposal Number: 2009-05385external link
Performing Institution: Purdue University
Amount of Award: $ 300,000 |36 months
Title of Award: Impact of Biofeedstock Production on Hydrology /water Quality in the Midwest and Southeast USA

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110.B REGIONAL WATER QUALITY COORDINATION PROJECTS

Principal Investigator: Reagan M. Waskom
Proposal Number: 2009-01930external link
Performing Institution: Colorado State University
Amount of Award: $667,000 | 12 months
Title of Award: Coordinated Regional Water Resources Programming for the Northern Plains and Mountains Region

Principal Investigator: Mark L. McFarland
Proposal Number: 2009-03540external link
Performing Institution: Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Amount of Award: $1,270,000 | 12 months
Title of Award: Southern Region Water Resource Project

Principal Investigator: Gerald A. Miller
Proposal Number: 2009-03538external link
Performing Institution: Iowa Cooperative Extension Service
Amount of Award: $575,000 | 48 months
Title of Award: Heartland Regional Water Coordination Initiative

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Principal Investigator: Daphne Pee
Proposal Number: 2009-03539external 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: 2009-03542external 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: Thomas Blewett
Proposal Number: 2009-03541external link
Performing Institution: University of Wisconsin-Extension
Amount of Award: $610,000 | 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

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Principal Investigator: Arthur Gold
Proposal Number: 2009-03543external link
Performing Institution: University of Rhode Island
Amount of Award: $1,090,000 | 48 months
Title of Award: The Northeast States and Caribbean Islands Regional Water Program

Principal Investigator: Kathryn L. Farrell-Poe
Proposal Number: 2009-05389external link
Performing Institution: University of Arizona
Amount of Award: $550,000 | 12 months
Title of Award: Southwest States and Pacific Islands (Region 9) Water Resource Program

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110.C EXTENSION EDUCATION PROJECTS

Principal Investigator: Karen R. Hall
Proposal Number: 2009-05409external link
Performing Institution: North Carolina State University
Amount of Award: $228,000 | 36 months
Title of Award: Robeson Creek Water Quality Outreach Initiative

Principal Investigator: Sanford S. Smith
Proposal Number: 2009-05404 external link
Performing Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Amount of Award: $240,000 | 36 months
Title of Award: Innovation in Youth Water Education in Pennsylvania Priority Watersheds

Principal Investigator: David. E. Procter
Proposal Number: 2009-05449 external link
Performing Institution: Kansas State University
Amount of Award: $114,000 | 24 months
Title of Award: Environmental Leadership Interdisciplinary Curriculum to Address Water Resources

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110.D INTEGRATED RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND EXTENSION PROJECTS

Principal Investigator: David P. Shelton
Proposal Number: 2009-05401external link
Performing Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Amount of Award: $544,500 | 36 months
Title of Award: Improving and Conserving Water Resources through Stormwater Management Education for Community Decision Makers of Today and Tomorrow

Principal Investigator: Mark B. David
Proposal Number: 2009-05405 external link
Performing Institution: University of Illinois
Amount of Award: $660,000 | 36 months
Title of Award: Reducing Nitrate Losses in Tile-Drained Agricultural Watersheds: Integration of Biophysical and Social Sciences with Extension and Education

Principal Investigator: Masdak A. Arabi
Proposal Number: 2009-05412 external link
Performing Institution: Colorado State University
Amount of Award: $615,000 | 36 months
Title of Award: A Multi-Criteria Decision Tool for the Assessment and Planning of Watershed Management Practices.

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Principal Investigator: Peter Nowak
Proposal Number: 2009-05441 external link
Performing Institution: Board of Regents of the University Wisconsin System
Amount of Award: $629,000 | 36 months
Title of Award: Tools Integrating Landuser Management Decisions with Watershed Processes to Achieve Water Quality Goals

Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L. Ullman
Proposal Number: 2009-05442 external link
Performing Institution: Washington State University
Amount of Award: $566,610 | 36 months
Title of Award: Protecting Water Resources by Engaging Stakeholders in Targeted Implementation of Filter Strips

Principal Investigator: Forbes R. Walker
Proposal Number: 2009-05453 external link
Performing Institution: University of Tennessee
Amount of Award: $652,000 | 36 months
Title of Award: Enhancing Water Quality in Oostanaula Watershed: An Integrated Approach Toward Understanding Adoption and Efficacy of Best Management Practices

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Principal Investigator: Kathleen Delate
Proposal Number: 2009-05499 external link
Performing Institution: Iowa State University
Amount of Award: $599,027 | 36 months
Title of Award: Enhancing Farmland Water Quality and Availability Through Soil-Building Crop Rotations and Organic Practices

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110.E Conservation Effects Assessment Projects

Principal Investigator: Jan Boll
Proposal Number: 2009-04951external link
Performing Institution: University of Idaho
Amount of Award: $154,672 | 36 months
Title of Award: Synthesis and Analysis of 13 NIFA CEAP Projects

Principal Investigator: Alexander Smart
Proposal Number: 2009-05175external link
Performing Institution: South Dakota State University
Amount of Award: $645,788 | 36 months
Title of Award: Conservation Practices Assessment of the Lower Bad River Basin

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