Dr. L. Prokopy and Dr. R. Turco published in Soil and Water Conservation Society
July 15, 2013
Advancing water resource management in agricultural, rural, and urbanizing watersheds: Why land-grant
A.J. Gold, D. Parker, R.M. Waskom, J. Dobrowolski, M. O’Neill, P.M. Groffman, K. Addy, M. Barber, S. Batie, B. Benham, M. Bianchi, T. Blewett, C. Evensen, K. Farrell-Poe, C. Gardner, W. Graham, J. Harrison, T. Harter, J. Kushner, R. Lowrance, J. Lund, R. Mahler, M. McClaran, M. McFarland,
D. Osmond, J. Pritchett, L. Prokopy, C. Rock, A. Shober, M. Silitonga, D. Swackhamer, J. Thurston, D. Todey, R. Turco, G. Vellidis, and L. Wright Morton
Federally funded university water programs have had limited success in halting the degradation of water resources in agricultural, rural, and urbanizing watersheds for the past five decades. USDA-funded university water programs have advanced our understanding of watershed processes and the development of best management practices (BMPs; e.g., conservation tillage, nutrient management, alternative and innovative
septic systems, and riparian buffers) to mitigate environmental risks from anthropogenic activities, in particular from agriculture, to our water resources; yet water degradation persists and has worsened in many watersheds (Howarth et al. 2000; Mueller and Spahr 2006). The National Research Council (2012) stresses the need for sustainable agricultural practices to reduce changes in flow regimes and water quality.....
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