Water Quality Strategy

Water Quality Strategy The State of Iowa has a developed a collaborative, research-based plan to conserve the state’s soils and protect water quality – it’s called the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, or the Iowa Water Quality Initiative.

Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy

The State of Iowa has a developed a collaborative, research-based plan to conserve the state’s soils and protect water quality – it’s called the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, or the Iowa Water Quality Initiative.

The strategy was developed by researchers at Iowa State University, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and it was first funded by the Iowa Legislature in 2013. It maps out the rural and urban factors contributing to Iowa’s water quality and offers tailored solutions and proven practices for Iowa’s farms, businesses, and communities in a scientific, reasonable and cost-effective manner.

You’ll find many examples of how farmers are implementing the practices recommended by Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy on conservationcountsiowa.com and cleanwateriowa.org.

Nutrient Reduction Strategy helping farmers innovate

Today's farmers aren't just concerned about innovations to help them grow more food faster. They want to do it better. That's where the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy comes in.