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Nitrate in Drinking Water: A Public Health Concern for All Iowans

On September 29, 2016, the Iowa Environmental Council released a new report, “Nitrate in Drinking Water: A Public Health Concern for All Iowans,” an overview of research conducted in Iowa, the U.S. and abroad that indicates the health risks associated with nitrate in drinking water may go beyond blue-baby syndrome.

Healthy Lands, Healthy Waters

In January 2016, the Council released Healthy Lands, Healthy Waters: A Watershed Framework for Iowa, a white paper that lays out the need for and benefits of adopting a watershed approach in Iowa.

Partner Publications


In 2014, AGree, an initiative that seeks to drive positive change in the food and agriculture system by connecting and challenging leaders from diverse communities to catalyze action and elevate food and agriculture as a national priority, released Working Landscapes: Achieving Productivity, Profitability, and Environmental Outcomes. The Council is an AGree member and contributed to the report.

Cultivating Clean Water

In 2010, the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) and the Mississippi River Collaborative, which the Council is a member of, released Cultivating Clean Water. The report provides an overview of existing state programs that regulate runoff pollution from agriculture and gives a template for creating effective regulations that work well for farmers and the environment.