Both the water and agricultural communities can explore new solutions to the pressing issue of nutrient run-off that threatens drinking water supplies throughout the country. Yet one of the biggest challenges to implementing source water protection is identifying and securing funding sources and effective partners. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) brings together a wide array of local and national partners, including Indian tribes, nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, private industry, conservation districts, water districts, universities and many others to fund in locally-led conservation efforts.
On January 11, 2018 (1:30 – 3:00 ET) the Source Water Collaborative’s Learning Exchange will host a webinar that showcases recent efforts of drinking water utilities and conservation groups who are partnering with farming operations and landowners to protect their water supplies through the USDA’s RCPP. The panel includes:
- Adam Carpenter (Environmental and Policy Manager, American Water Works Association) who will moderate the panel
- Jimmy Bramblett, (Deputy Chief of Programs, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service) who will provide an Overview of NRCS and the Farm Bill environmental programs
- Tariq Baloch, (Water Utility Plant Manager, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) and Sandi Formica, (Executive Director, Watershed Conservation Resource Center in Arkansas) who will share their successful efforts partnering with farming operations and landowners to protect their water supplies.
Presentations will be followed by participants’ questions (as time allows). Register today to save your spot!