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MU to be involved with an EPA collaboration to alleviate hypoxic conditions of the Mississippi River watershed

June 2, 2014

MU will focus on inter-state collaboration to formulate sustainable solutions to  growing issues such as contemporary watershed management and pollution through research, education and outreach. This partnership allows MU to perform cutting-edge research alongside  government officials and other prominent universities.

Story By: CAFNRnews

Earlier in May, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled the latest plans for the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient (Hypoxia) Task Force. The task force will include a partnership with 12 land grant universities – including the University of Missouri – to “support state-level strategies and actions to curb water pollution.” MU researchers will be working side by side with other universities to generate data on issues of chemical transport in water bodies, soil conservation practices and water quality.

“More than 100,000 miles of rivers and streams; close to 2.5 million acres of lakes, reservoirs and ponds and more than 800 square miles of bays and estuaries in the United States have poor water quality because of nutrient pollution,” noted the EPA.” More…