Water and Water Quality (Jane Frankenberger)
The Water Quality Program provides education and tools for improving watershed management, reducing nutrient and pesticide losses to surface and ground water, and protecting drinking water. The Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy trains watershed coordinators and others through a combined distance and face-to-face education program to bring about effective local watershed management programs. The Safe Water for the Future program helps communities and families protect their drinking water, and provides information to the 1.5 million people in Indiana that rely on private water systems. Agricultural drainage management promotes more sustainable solutions for the 50 million acres of cropland in the Midwest that require tile drainage to be productive.