Recent News or Highlighted Items
(in reverse chronological order)
1/13 UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) has developed a Rain Garden smart phone app that is now available for download from iTunes.
6/12 Online Conference Proceedings is now available for the 2012 Land Grant - Sea Grant National Water Conference .
2/12 USDA released the 2012 REE Action Plan.
10/11 NRCS in conjunction with a group of Land Grant Universities announced a series of Conservation Reserve Program training workshops.
6/11 The Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center was named Outstanding Community of Practice.
4/11 The eXtension Drinking Water and Human Health site is officially launched.
3/11 The 2011 Land Grant/Sea Grant National Water Conference Online Proceedings are available.
2/11 The 2010 Projects of Excellence Publication is available online.
2/11 The Center for Water and Air Quality at Florida A&M University was recognized as a “Center of Excellence for Watershed Management” by EPA.
1/11 NIFA Releases Requests for Applications to the Foundational Programs of the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.
12/10 Heartland Regional Water Coordination Initiative's recent webinars are archived online.
11/10 NIFA Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) papers published in the Nov/Dec 2010 open Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.
6/10 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) Cropland Report Released by USDA for Upper Mississippi River Basin.
5/10 USDA released its new Strategic Plan for FY2010-2015. Water is highlighted on pages v. of preface and 18-19.
5/10 The Water Research Foundation has launched a Climate Change Clearinghouse for the Water Community website.
4/10 Lois Wright Morton named the interim director of ISU’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
3/10 NIFA Dir. Beachy conducted a webcast to discuss the FY2010 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive funding opportunity.
3/10 AFRI Requests for Applications are available.
3/10 Proceedings from the Land Grant and Sea Grant National Water Conference are on-line.
3/10 NIFA Director Beachy spoke to the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Annual Meeting about NIFA and the five areas that represents its vision. Dir Beachy also released a memo on these five areas to the Cooperative Extension Service Directors & Admin and Agricultural Experiments Station Directors in Jan 2010.
2/10 National Lakes Assessment available from US EPA.
11/09 NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Water and Watershed competitive grants program announces FY09 grant recipients.
10/09 Mark McFarland, member of the National Water Program's Committee for Shared Leadership was awarded the 2008 Regents Fellow Service Award and the 2009 Texas Environmental Excellence Award.
9/09 The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has released a report, The Literature Synthesis on Climate Change Implications for Reclamation's Water Resources,
7/09 Water Policy 2009 Conference Proceedings are available online.
3/09 View the latest episode of the Partners Video Series - Fluid Planet - citing examples of how CSREES and Land Grant Universities work to improve water quality and quantity.
3/09 NEW Regional Water Project and website - Northeast States and Caribbean Islands
2/09 Over 500 people attended the 2009 CSREES National Water Conference in St. Louis, MO. Updated National Publications posted.
11/08 The Heartland Regional Water Coordination Initiative completed a new regional publication entitled "Targeting Watershed Management Practices for Water Quality Protection".
10/08 The Northern Plains and Mountains Region has launched its Agricultural Water Conservation Clearinghouse. The project invites you to submit relevant documents and other feedback.
10/08 CSREES National Integrated Water Program announces the funding of $10 million in water resources projects. Complete listing of the FY2008 Projects posted.
6/08 Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Coordination Program receives award from the American Agricultural Economics Association for magazine article.
3/08 The 2008 CSREES National Water Conference Proceedings now available online.
11/07 - NIWQP FY07 funded projects announced.
Submit nominations by 11/1/07 for the Outstanding Integrated Water Resources Team and the Outstanding Water Resources Program
10/07 National Research Council's report on the Water Implications of Biofuels Production was released.
9/07 - Executive Office of the President released A Strategy for Federal Science and Technology to Support Water Availability and Quality in the US .
7/07 - New Template released for this website. New section featured is Focus Issues. National Facilitation Projects are now listed under National Projects. Listing of all projects funded by CSREES NIWQP and the CSREES NRI Water and Watersheds Program are listed under Watershed Projects.
3/07 - 2007 CSREES National Water Conference Proceedings now posted!
2/07 - The Rio Grande Basin Initiative won the 2007 USDA CSREES National Water Program's first annual award for Outstanding Integrated Activities for Water Resources.
2/07 - Updated National Publication Materials posted.
1/07 - View transcript remarks by Agriculture Secretary Johanns to the American Water Resources Association.
1/07 - National and UConn NEMO recently led EPA Watershed Academy Webcast.
10/06 - Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring National Facilitation Project recently led EPA Watershed Academy Webcast.
2005 and 2006 CSREES National Water Conference Proceedings moved to the National Water Program Website!
NEMO National Facilitation Project's Hub awarded the 2006 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation.
CSREES National Integrated Water Quality Program highlighted on pages 7-8 of the CSREES Administrator’s Report to the Partnership (Summer 2006).
Website "About" page: Reorganized and expanded. Use the pop-out menu by 'About' in navigation menu to browse and learn more about the National Water Program.
Success Story page updated with new National Publications and links to Regional Success Stories.
CSREES Agricultural Water Security White Paper available for download.
For information on clean up, rebuilding and recovery after Hurricane Katrina, please visit the LSU Ag Center website .
To contribute Extension resources and expertise, please visit the Hurricane Katrina: Extension Helping Extension webpage .
USDA-REE Listening Session Report on Agricultural Water Security available for download.
2005 CSREES Road Map for Water is posted.
Additional news items can be found on the USDA-CSREES Water Website (under "In Focus").