WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSAL
Project ID: NY1861
Title: Director's Office Information Transfer
Focus Categories: Management and Planning, None
Keywords: Nonpoint pollution, Water quality management, Education, Information transfer
Start Date: 03/01/2001
End Date: 02/28/2002
Federal Funds: $6,500
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $9,233
Congressional District: 26
Keith S. Porter
Senior Extension Associate II, Cornell University
The Director and staff of the NYS Water Resources institute carry out numerous public service activities each year. Most of them are done in conjunction with multidisciplinary projects funded outside of the Water Resources Research Act context. In order to cross-link the WRRA activities in this program to many other NYS WRI activities, a small portion of WRRA resources are devoted to information transfer and student training functions.
The primary objective of this activity is to maintain rapport with State agencies and key constituencies in environmental, water supply, agricultural, and other business sectors. A secondary objective is to involve Cornell University students in public service projects with local and State government.
Most interaction with committees is done via meetings, telephone calls, and electronic mail exchanges.
Student projects are typically connected to large NYS WRI projects with the same agencies or in the same geographic locales.