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Improving Watershed Management By Integrating Environmental and Social Assessments

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5888268 km2
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Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
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Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Partners: Hypoxia Task Force
Mississippi State University
North Central Region Water Network
University of Wisconsin-Extension
Countries: United States of America
Regions: Mississippi River
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Project Tags:
Includes tags from the project and its locations.
Soil Erosion and Health
Conservation Agriculture/Agronomy
Dairy and Livestock
Irrigation Management and Technology
Pesticide and Fertilizer Management
Services Needed: Policy advocacy
Financial support
Desired Partners: Academic Institution
Business
Business Association
City
Government
NGO / Civil Society
Financial Institution
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jun. 2015  »  May. 2018
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 75%

Project Overview

This project seeks to create efficiencies in watershed management by: 1) working in 12 priority watersheds in the Mississippi River Basin with documented water impairments and stressors; 2) conducting baseline social science assessments in these watersheds of current on-farm practices, awareness of water quality issues, attitudes toward modified management practices and capacity to modify management in ways that will lead to achievement of water quality goals while maintai...

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This project seeks to create efficiencies in watershed management by: 1) working in 12 priority watersheds in the Mississippi River Basin with documented water impairments and stressors; 2) conducting baseline social science assessments in these watersheds of current on-farm practices, awareness of water quality issues, attitudes toward modified management practices and capacity to modify management in ways that will lead to achievement of water quality goals while maintaining farm productivity; and 3) developing outreach efforts based on social assessment; and 4) evaluating environmental and social impacts after 3-5 years of effort and modification of approaches based on results.

Project Results

Beneficiaries: Farmers will benefit from a better understanding of the issues they are facing and better assistance in adapting agricultural practices to meet water quality and agricultural production goals. State and federal agencies responsible for water quality and agricultural productivity, and others providing leadership in watershed management projects will benefit from information that will improve communication with farmers. Outcomes: Accelerated changes to farm...

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Beneficiaries: Farmers will benefit from a better understanding of the issues they are facing and better assistance in adapting agricultural practices to meet water quality and agricultural production goals. State and federal agencies responsible for water quality and agricultural productivity, and others providing leadership in watershed management projects will benefit from information that will improve communication with farmers. Outcomes: Accelerated changes to farm management leading to improved water quality in 12 priority watersheds in the Mississippi River Basin.

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The Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient (Hypoxia) Task Force consists of 5 federal agencies, 12 states and the tribes within the Mississippi/ Atchafalaya River Basin (MARB). The Task Force was established in 1997 to reduce and control hypoxia in ... Learn More

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