The quality of our natural resources reflects our quality of life. MSU scientists and agents educate Mississippians about water quality issues, such as wastewater management, proper disposal of chemicals and waste, and the many human and animal activities that affect our ground and drinking water systems. Whether they’re addressing a backyard well or the Gulf of Mexico, these experts are ready to provide science-based solutions to pressing challenges.
A new research center in the Mississippi Delta is tasked with studying agricultural water management to protect this critical natural resource.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- In past decades, researchers have revealed many connections between water bodies and adjacent landscapes. Much attention has been given to how soil, water, nutrients, pollutants -- and energy, in general -- move from land to nearby water bodies in runoff.
Salt marshes are coastal wetlands common throughout the globe and visible just about any time you drive over a bridge along the coast.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Summer brings many activities: swimming in pools, recreation in Mississippi’s waterways, washing vehicles after traveling down dirt roads, and irrigating millions of acres of gardens and fields. These and many other activities rely on abundant water.
Putting a dollar value on clean water is difficult. Everyone uses it in their daily lives for drinking and domestic needs, but we also use water through the products we consume. This hidden flow of water is less obvious, so it’s often given less attention when we talk about water conservation.