William G. Gilroy | March 23, 2016
A new program aimed at improving water quality in the nation’s heartland by using watershed-scale conservation to reduce nutrient runoff from farms was highlighted Tuesday (March 22) at a White House Water Summit. The program is spearheaded through a collaboration between the University of Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative and Indiana University. The Obama administration, in conjunction with the United Nations World Water Day, hosted the summit to raise awareness of water issues and potential solutions in the United States. The goal of the summit is to catalyze ideas and actions to help build a sustainable and secure water future through innovative science and technology.
The White House Water Summit news release notes: “The University of Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative and Indiana University are improving water quality in the nation’s heartland through the Indiana Watershed Initiative, using watershed-scale conservation to reduce nutrient runoff from farms.”