Addressing Nutrient-Related Water Quality Impacts on the Upper Mississippi River

September 1, 2011

In August and September 2011, the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association (UMRBA) hosted two workshops to examine issues regarding nutrients and water quality on the Upper Mississippi River (UMR). The workshops were designed to provide a unique contribution to regional nutrient conversations by focusing on the water quality issues most pertinent to the mainstem UMR and by bringing together policy makers and practitioners from Clean Water Act (CWA) and agricultural conservation programs. These workshops were one component of a UMRBA water quality project funded by the UMR states (Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin) under CWA Section 604(b), using appropriations from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.