August 10, 2017

Improving Iowa’s Water Quality

Click on any green highlighted area to learn about unique watershed characteristics and water quality projects at work.


  • Public-private partnership to foster effective
    urban & rural collaboration
  • A focus on farmer profitability & sustainability
  • Building public-private capacity for conservation
  • Integration of precision ag with conservation
  • Improving soil health
  • Increasing pollinator & wildlife habitat

19 Private sector partners

26 NGOs, cities, government & association partners

$47M Investment

$33M private

$9.5M federal

$4.75M state

Farmers & agribusiness are working for
clean water

by using

• Cover Crops
• Nutrient management
• Strip-till and No-till
• Drainage water management
• Bioreactors
• Saturated buffers
• Wetlands
• Conservation Cover


~150,000 acres treated

We could keep

900,000 lbs. 

of nitrate*


16,000 lbs.

of phosphorus* 

out of water

and on the land and in the soil
for growing food, fiber and fuel