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Iowa Water Quality Initiative

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Countries: United States of America
Regions: Mississippi River
Project SDGs:
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Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Water-Related Disaster Management (SDG 11.5)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Project Tags:
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Stormwater Management and Flood Control
Services Needed: Policy advocacy
Communications & outreach
Financial support
Monitoring & evaluation
Project management
Research & analysis
Technical assistance
Desired Partners: Academic Institution
Business
Business Association
City
Government
NGO / Civil Society
Investor
Other
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jun. 2013  »  Ongoing
Project Website: www.cleanwateriowa.org
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 81%

Project Overview

The Iowa Water Quality Initiative (WQI) began in 2013 by the Iowa Legislature to begin implementation efforts of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS). The Iowa WQI is taking a multi-faceted approach to deliver programming to advance the Iowa NRS into the implementation phase: -Targeted demonstration watershed projects that leverage local investments to showcase practices and technologies that reduce nutrient losses. -Statewide practice funding to deliver new and...

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The Iowa Water Quality Initiative (WQI) began in 2013 by the Iowa Legislature to begin implementation efforts of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS). The Iowa WQI is taking a multi-faceted approach to deliver programming to advance the Iowa NRS into the implementation phase: -Targeted demonstration watershed projects that leverage local investments to showcase practices and technologies that reduce nutrient losses. -Statewide practice funding to deliver new and greater practice adoption. -Collaborative outreach and education efforts alongside multiple partners and stakeholders -Developing new and improved methods of tracking and accountability.

Project Results

Currently are 16 WQI Targeted Watershed Projects distributed within 9 designated priority HUC 8 watersheds. These projects are led by local Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) or other NGOs, partnering with local farmers/landowners, cooperatives, ag retailers, commodity groups, conservation organizations, etc. Statewide efforts have focused on delivering financial assistance to first time users of management practices (no-till, strip-till, cover crops, N inhibito...

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Currently are 16 WQI Targeted Watershed Projects distributed within 9 designated priority HUC 8 watersheds. These projects are led by local Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) or other NGOs, partnering with local farmers/landowners, cooperatives, ag retailers, commodity groups, conservation organizations, etc. Statewide efforts have focused on delivering financial assistance to first time users of management practices (no-till, strip-till, cover crops, N inhibitor). 90%+ of applications have gone to cover crop establishment w/ farmers matching at least dollar for dollar with state investment.

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