NIFA Impacts: Saving the Ogallala Aquifer, Supporting Farmers

The Ogallala Aquifer is one of the world’s largest fresh groundwater resources. It underlies 175,000 square miles in eight states.

Interdisciplinary Research Project on Water and Agriculture Launches Website

Water for Agriculture, a Penn State-led interdisciplinary research project funded by the National Institute on Food and Agriculture, has launched its own website. The project aims to address the water and agriculture issues that matter most to communities through effective stakeholder engagement.

Wildfires Alter Stream Chemistry for Years

Changes Result in Much Lower Levels of Vital Energy Sources for Organisms Living in Water

Clean Water Act Dramatically Cut Pollution in U.S. Waterways

The 1972 Clean Water Act has driven significant improvements in U.S. water quality, according to the first comprehensive study of water pollution over the past several decades, by researchers at UC Berkeley and Iowa State University.

Harmful Dyes in Lakes, Rivers Can Become Colorless with New, Sponge-Like Material

A team led by the University of Washington has created an environmentally friendly way to remove color from dyes in water in a matter of seconds.

The Nutrient Challenge of Sustainable Fertilizer Management

The nutrient challenge is to improve fertilizer efficiency to produce more food and energy crops while creating less pollution.

UTEP Researchers Take a Different Path to Tackle International Drought Issues

Rather than have their own science-based questions direct their research, Dr. Josiah Heyman and his research partner Dr. William Hargrove will let stakeholders – the actual users of their science – point the way.