State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2011SD201B
Title: Information Transfer
Project Type: Information Transfer
Start Date: 3/01/2011
End Date: 2/29/2012
Congressional District: SD First District
Focus Categories: None
Principal Investigators: Van Kelley; Dalsted, Kevin; Hovland, Denise; Kjaersgaard, Jeppe H
Federal Funds: $ 13,324
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 22,945
Abstract: The mission of the South Dakota Water Resources Institute (SDWRI) is to provide leadership and coordination with respect to water resource issues in agricultural production and the natural environment. The SDWRI will accomplish its mission by participating in and funding research, training, service and public education. The SDWRI recognizes the complexity of issues and broad range of constituencies and will seek to involve relevant faculty and staff at South Dakota State University and other related education institutions and agencies across the state. Water quality analysis and interpretation is provided by the SDWRI and its collaborators for livestock producers, irrigators, homeowners and others. Funds are used to support competitively-awarded projects as made available under the Water Resources Act of 1984 and ongoing programs. The SDWRI focuses on addressing state and regional water problems and issues and seeks to develop and provide research-based information for various constituents.

The Information Transfer Program includes public outreach, interpretation of laboratory analysis results, active participation in the annual Dakotafest, steering committee representation and active involvement in the Big Sioux Water Festival and in the Eastern South Dakota Water Conference, interactions with extension educators and local, state and federal agencies, participation and presentation at regional and national conferences, youth education, adult education and university student training and education. Publications, such as pamphlets, educational materials, reports and peer-reviewed journal entries, are made available in paper and electronic formats through the SDWRI's website and are designed to support the SDWRI mission. These activities are supported through the SWRRIP program as well as by state matching funds. Many of the IT activities are conducted in cooperation with state, federal and local water resources agencies.

Progress/Completion Report, 2011, PDF

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