ABOUT THE AG WATER CONSERVATION CLEARINGHOUSE
The Northern Plains and Mountains Regional Water Program has undertaken a project funded through National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) National Integrated Water Quality Program to research, compile, and assemble, in an accessible and educational manner, information regarding Ag Water Conservation.
Although the main focus was initially on agriculture in the semi-arid and arid west, the mission has expanded to include water conserving practices in agriculture across various climates and regions of the United States and the world. The website is dynamic and can be manipulated by each user according to the information the user seeks. This project is a collaborative endeavor. It not only comes from the needs of the nation’s water supply and demand institutions, but also serves the needs of these institutions and individuals alike. Through the tools provided, better decisions about future water supply and demand can be made.
The area of concentration was located primarily in the Western United States, but now also includes regions where similar water conservation practices in agriculture are prevalent.
The targeted audiences are USDA-NIFA Water Coordinators, water resource managers, agricultural producers, and various decisions makers who are involved with water management, policy, and law throughout the Western United States and nationally.
The project goals are to increase access to information which will help build collaborative relationships between and among agencies, provide technical expertise regarding agricultural water conservation, and offer detailed information on the management, policies, and laws surrounding agricultural water conservation.