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100th anniversary of the Washington Water Code

The Department of Ecology in the State of Washington is commemorating Washington’s first water law, which is turning 100 this year. The 1917 law was needed to address conflicts over the use of water, a resource held in common by Washington state citizens.  Members of The Water Research Center had the  pleasure among many other entities to contribute information and /or videos to the third video in the series. Check it out, its marked “new” and can be accessed from this 100 years of water law page”

Please check out their story map as well. It is comprehensive and engaging.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Regional Host Institution

Program: Sustainable Agriculture Program
Closing Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
The purpose of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is to encourage research and outreach designed to increase knowledge concerning agricultural production systems that:
1.maintain and enhance the quality and productivity of the soil;
2.conserve soil, water, energy, natural resources, and fish and wildlife habitat;
3.maintain and enhance the quality of surface and ground water;
4.protect the health and safety of persons involved in the food and farm system;
5.promote the well-being of animals; and
6.increase employment opportunities in agriculture (7 U.S.C. 5801 and 5811).
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