Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance
The Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA) is dedicated to increasing the pace and scale of farmer-led efforts to improve water quality. IAWA, a nonprofit organization, focuses on science-based practices proven to have quantifiable water quality benefits. Founded by the Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Pork Producers Association, we are raising awareness for improved nutrient management and other in-field and edge-of-field practices that reduce nutrient loss and improve water quality.
Although IAWA’s mission is broadly water quality improvement, our near term work plan is very focused on accelerating implementation of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The strategy sets a goal of a 41% reduction in nitrogen and a 29% reduction in phosphorus from nonpoint sources. Optimizing nutrient management in terms of the right rate, right place, right time, and right nutrient source is one essential component of implementing the strategy. We look forward to continuing to work with TFI, IPNI and many of the 4R Partners to work toward transformational changes that will improve water quality in Iowa.
IAWA will serve an important coordinating role, promoting and enhancing field days that will include 4R principles, accelerating watershed scale planning that will include 4Rs, and identifying and leveraging farmers who are leading the way and improving nutrient stewardship. IAWA does not sell products or services, and does not provide direct technical assistance to producers.
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