Southern Regional Water Program

Research, Extension & Education Water Quality Programs through the Land Grant University System

Southern Region Water Quality Themes

The following are Water Quality Target Programs for the Southern Region:

Waste Management
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Addresses proper handling, storage and beneficial reuse of various waste materials including human and animal biosolids and industrial by-products.
Drinking Water and Human Health
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Addresses the testing and evaluation of water quality for human consumption, types of contaminants and methods of treatment.
Watershed Restoration
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Addresses the evaluation, management and recovery of impaired land and water resources impacted by natural and human-accelerated disturbance or contamination such as mining, energy exploration, erosion and/or waste disposal.
Nutrient and Pesticide Management
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Addresses the proper handling, storage and use of nutrients and pesticides to protect water quality in agricultural and non-agricultural environments.
Pollution Assessment and Prevention
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Addresses methods and technologies for evaluating types and sources of potential water pollution and strategies for prevention.
Watershed Management
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Addresses the characteristics and functions of watersheds and methods for protection of water resources on a watershed scale.
Water Quantity and Policy
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Addresses water quantity and policy issues and their relevance to maintaining the availability and quality of water resources needed to meet the growing demands for both consumptive and nonconsumptive uses.
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