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Water Quality

Quality of life on the water planet, Earth, is directly dependent on the quality of water in its various phases of the hydrologic cycle. Today the ability to view the planet from space has helped raise awareness of the fragility of our waters.

earth from space by NASA


Water Quality and Water Quantity Staff and Technical Resources

The NRCS National Technology Support Centers staff a team of technical specialists in every aspect of fresh water quality and quantity.  Direct access to professionals in many specific areas of concern is available.  Among the discipline areas are water quality monitoring & data stewardship, hydrology & hydraulics, stream restoration, wetlands, environmental markets, and in the agricultural setting, agronomy, management of animal waste, pests, salinity, irrigation, and nutrients.