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Water Resource Award Renamed to Honor Gerald Miller
March 12th, 2010
AMES, Iowa – A national water resource team award has been renamed the Gerald A. Miller Outreach Team Award. The award recognizes Miller’s contributions to the protection and enhancement of water resources in the United States.
Miller, who has been appointed interim head of Iowa State University Extension effective June 1, was recognized at an awards ceremony at the 2010 National Water Conference last month in South Carolina. The award was renamed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute for Food and Agriculture and the Committee for Shared Leadership in Water Resources.
The outreach team to receive the first newly named award was the Heartland Regional Water Coordination project team for Animal Manure Management. Team members included John Lawrence and Joe Lally from Iowa State University; Joel DeRouchey from Kansas State University; and Richard Koelsch from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Miller also serves as project director for the Heartland Regional Water Coordination Initiative. The initiative is a partnership of Iowa State University, Kansas State University, the University of Missouri, 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 initiative is to build institutional partnerships and increase the capacity of citizens, educators, agencies and community leaders to better address water quality concerns.
John Lawrence, Joe Lally and Gerald Miller hold the Gerald A. Miller Outreach Team Award plaques.