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Published by The Group in Wahington, D.C.?] .
Written in English


  • USDA Water Quality Program,
  • Water quality management,
  • Agricultural chemicals,
  • Water quality

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Other titlesWater Quality Program.
StatementWorking Group on Water Quality
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (loose-leaf) :
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Open LibraryOL25854663M

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USDA NRCS "NRCS's natural resources conservation programs help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters." Advisory Committee on Water Information. The National Water Quality Handbook (NWQH) is designed to provide guidance in all aspects of water quality to NRCS personnel, Agency technical partners, and those who provide technical services to clients for NRCS. Guidance is provided to address water quality issues within the NRCS planning and implementation process. As USDA’s premiere water quality initiative, NWQI provides a way to accelerate voluntary, on-farm conservation investments and focused water quality monitoring and assessment resources where they can deliver the greatest benefits for clean water. Protecting and improving water quality is a very serious issue and FSA takes every step to ensure that its actions do not cause adverse effects on water bodies. FSA strives to promote its conservation programs and encourage wider participation by producers in order to improve the quality of the nation's surface and ground water.

worksheet (My Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Plan) on page 5. Any additional BMPs and the date they were implemented can be recorded in this worksheet to reflect an updated AWQP. NOTE: A resource guide on BMP implementation is included at the back of this workbook. 6. Keep a copy of this document, along with your Nutrient Management. In many areas, concerns are growing about the adequacy of the available ground and surface water supply and the quality of the water to support intended uses. Agriculture is one of the largest users of the Nation’s surface water and groundwater, with irrigation being the greatest use. In , almost 34 percent of the water withdrawn from. Rural Development is a leader in helping rural America improve the quality of life and increase the economic opportunities for rural people. WEP provides funding for the construction of water and waste facilities in rural communities and is proud to be the only Federal program exclusively focused on rural water and waste infrastructure needs of rural communities with populations of 10, or less. Measuring Effects of Conservation Within Watersheds webinar 3 p.m. ET. Learn how conservation practices in watersheds around the country are improving water quality and availability, reducing erosion, and improving soil health.

Water Quality Trading Programs Regional projects offer unique opportunities to demonstrate large-scale approaches to solving our water quality challenges. Regional water quality trading projects result in increased efficiencies through economies of scale by providing access to a larger market, allowing for a greater geographical reach. Through research, education, and extension, NIFA water programs provide basic knowledge and learning opportunities needed to address agricultural water quality and quantity issues. The research, extension, and education programs funded by NIFA also form the nexus for partnerships with other federal, state, and local agencies and organizations working cooperatively to protect and improve the nation's water resources. Rural Development Brochures - View all Learn how USDA Rural Development programs can help you and your rural community Fact Sheets- View all These are printable, interactive versions of the Program tabs for each of the programs offered by USDA Rural Development. Regulations & Guidelines - . The goal of the National Integrated Water Quality program (NIWQP) is to contribute to the improvement of the quality and conservation of our Nation’s water resources through research, education, and extension activities.