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Protecting our water

In *All, Agricultural Systems, Environmental Stewardship, Water Security by AgIsAmerica

Water continues to be one of the most critical challenges facing agriculture and communities. Land-grant universities are working to discover new ways to increase water efficiency, reduce water use and protect water quality.

Here are a few examples of that work:

Researchers in Ohio are working to improve soil health and water quality through best agricultural management practices to prevent non-point-source nutrient runoff in agricultural watersheds. Results of modeling were used to develop plans to increase adoption of these practices for watersheds in a 20-county region in Southwestern Ohio.

Alabama Cooperative Extension hosted drug take-back events that yielded 1,575 pounds of medication that was correctly disposed of and kept out of the water system.

More than 80% of Kansas is dealing with ongoing drought conditions. More than 90% of homeowners who participated in a university training program said they are implementing the water conservation practices learned.

Source: National Impacts Database

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