New Highlights Posted on Source Water Collaborative Web Site

Details Shared from North Carolina State Source Water Collaborative Workshop:  On December 6th, the North Carolina Source Water Protection Program held a one-day workshop to launch a statewide Source Water Collaborative. The state Collaborative is envisioned as an autonomous group that will work together across various programs and policies to strengthen and advance protection of the states’ drinking water sources. Click here for more details.


USDA Economic Research Service Compiles Data on U.S. Fertilizer Use:  Officials at the USDA Economic Research Service have released new data that brings together U.S. fertilizer consumption data from 1950 to 2010. To enhance analytic efforts, the data is organized by plant nutrient, major selected product, and consumption of mixed fertilizers, secondary nutrients, and micronutrients. This information can prove useful in tracking growing nutrient loads and identifying usage trends.  To access the new USDA Economic Research data, click here.


January 23 EPA/USDA Webinar on Sustainability of Rural Water/Wastewater Systems

EPA and USDA released a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in August 2011 to promote the sustainability of rural water and wastewater systems.  On January 23rd, the agencies will host a webinar to allow participants to learn more about the MOA and hear from those who are leading the charge in implementing activities that support the sustainability of systems in rural America.

Date: January 23, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:30 pm (ET) (1-2:30 CT; 12-1:30 MT; 11-12:30 PT)

Who should attend:

  • USDA State & field offices
  • SRF programs
  • Capacity Development programs
  • Operator Certification programs
  • 3rd party technical assistance providers
  • State staff interested in learning more

Please register at:


For more information, please contact Anita O’Brien (USDA) (202-690-3789; or Allison Watanabe (EPA)(202-564-0128;