Midwest Agricultural Water Quality Partnership Project

In 2016, the Midwest Agriculture Water Quality Partnership (MAWQP) assembled 48 partners with the following goals: to reduce nutrient loss and improve water quality, improve soil health and improve habitat for at-risk species. Specifically, the MAWQP project supported 260 growers with implementation of conservation practices to address water quality concerns in priority watersheds on 4M acres from 2016-2020.

Goals for the next phase of the project include maintaining the momentum and collaborative relationships established in the first phase and shifting the emphasis toward edge of field practices that provide long term nutrient reductions and habitat benefits, while continuing to leverage the private sector to deliver conservation and strengthening urban-rural partnerships.

 

Active
Incubation

Participants

Sponsors
Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
American Farm Bureau Federation
Bayer CropScience
Corteva Agriscience
Environmental Defense Fund
Houston Engineering
Iowa State University
Nutrien
Pheasants Forever
Soil Health Partnership
The Mosaic Company
The Nature Conservancy
Land O'Lakes, Inc. Truterra, LLC
World Wildlife Fund

Project Details

Status
Active
Pathway
Incubation
Metric
Biodiversity
Land Use
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality
Crops
Corn (grain)
Soybeans
Geography
Illinois
Iowa
Nebraska

Contact

Primary
Sean McMahon
Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance
Grower