The Heartland Regional Water Coordination Initiative was a partnership (2002-2013) of Iowa State University, Kansas State University, the University of Missouri, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture's National Water Program, and US EPA Region 7.  The goal of the Heartland Initiative was to build institutional partnerships and increase the capacity of citizens, educators, agencies and community leaders to better address water quality concerns.  Heartland programs made research, education and extension resources of the land grant universities more accessible to efforts on regional priority water issues.  This website is an archive of Heartland achievements.  The Heartland group has transitioned and is now collaborating with the North Central Region Water Network.

Heartland Priority Issues:

Heartland Initiative Regional Publications

State Contacts on Water Issues:

Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment

Missouri Center for Agricultural, Resource & Environmental Systems (CARES)
University of Missouri Outreach and Extension Water Quality Program
University of Nebraska Water Home Page
EPA Region 7

Federal Water Sites:

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
EPA National Agriculture Compliance Assistance Center

USDA National Agric. Library Water Quality Information Center 
EPA Water Assessment, Tracking and Environmental Results (WATERS) site

See also links to other National Program-sponsored projects in the Heartland.