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Water Quality Contacts

National Water Program
The national directory of water quality coordinators includes the NIFA Committee for Shared Leadership, National Water Resource Project coordinators, Water Quality coordinators and contacts, and Regional Coordination Project associates).

Northern Plains and Mountains Regional Water Program
The Northern Plains and Mountains Regional Water Program is a partnership of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and land grant colleges and universities. The region comprises Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Its purpose is to integrate research, education, and Extension programs to address high-priority water issues, and it strives to establish a collaborative, structured process that develops and shares new and existing water resource practices and management techniques throughout the region and nationally.

Region 8 Water Program Coordinator:
Reagan Waskom
Director, Colorado Water Institute (
Director, Colorado State University Water Center (
(970) 491-6308

Region 8 State Water Program Coordinators:

Colorado: Troy Bauder
Water quality specialist, Colorado State University Extension Water Quality Program
CSU Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
(970) 491-4923

Montana: Adam Sigler
Water quality associate specialist, Montana State University Extension Water Quality Program
MSU Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
(406) 994-7381

North Dakota: Tom Scherer
Associate professor, North Dakota State University Extension Service
NDSU Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
(701) 231-7239

South Dakota: Dennis Todey
Extension state climatologist, South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service
SDSU Department of Agricultural and Biosystems
(605) 688-5678

Utah: Nancy Mesner
Water quality specialist, Utah State University Extension
Associate professor, USU Department of Watershed Sciences
Associate dean, USU College of Natural Resources
(435) 797-7541

Wyoming: Ginger Paige
Water resources specialist, University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service
Assistant professor, UW Department of Renewable Resources
(307) 766-2200