Current Programs

Montana Water, an electronic hub on all things water in Montana, is an informational website of the Montana Water Center and partner agencies. It is maintained daily to bring the latest news items, water events, topic updates and community forums to water interests in the state and region. As part of its clearing house function for researchers, educators, agency personnel and watershed groups, it includes a monthly electronic newsletter containing the latest feature stories.

Website: http://water.montana.edu/


The Montana Watercourse statewide water education program fosters water stewardship by providing unbiased information, resources, tools and education to teachers, communities, and all water users. Services include educator seminars and workshops, a volunteer water monitoring program, local water education program development, publications, teaching trunks, curriculum development and watershed tours.

Website: http://mtwatercourse.org/


The Montana Watershed Coordination Council website, developed and administered by the Montana Water Center, was developed to encourage citizen participation in watershed discussions and to make resources available to local groups and communities. The page includes an expertise directory, events listings, job announcements, funding opportunities, and comprehensive information on Montana watershed projects and groups.

Website: http://mwcc.montana.edu/


The U.S. Geological Survey's Water Research Program addresses a spectrum of state water problems with its research funds. Guided annually by our Water Research Advisory Committee, Montana researchers study issues like groundwater contamination, post-fire soil erosion, and runoff dynamics. This site includes an archive of all projects funded through this program in Montana.

Website: http://watercenter.montana.edu/programs/usgs/


The Whirling Disease Initiative was established by Act of Congress in 1997 to research solutions for maintaining viable, self-sustaining wild trout fisheries in the presence of the whirling disease parasite. This site is dedicated to the work of the Initiative and the many whirling disease research projects it has funded. More than $8 million federal and matching funds have been expended or committed by these projects.

Website: http://whirlingdisease.montana.edu/


Funded by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wild Fish Habitat Initiative augments the success of habitat restoration programs in the American West by conducting targeted research related to habitat restoration techniques, and by providing technical information to land owners and project managers in an in-depth web site.

Website: http://wildfish.montana.edu/


The Montana Water Center is one of eight Small System Technology Assistance Centers. Funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers work to protect public health, improve drinking-water and wastewater-system sustainability, and enhance regulatory compliance by small water systems. They apply university resources to address the needs of rural and small public water systems or public water systems that serve Indian tribes. Training tools developed by our Center may be used, downloaded or ordered from our training site. Project descriptions and resources from all eight Technical Assistance Centers can be accessed on the TACnet web site maintained by the Montana Water Center.

Website: http://watercenter.montana.edu/programs/dwap/





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