Welcome to the 1890s Land Grant Universities Water Center. The Water Center opens up a new chapter in the 1890s history by promoting and introducing the excellent research, teaching and extension activities performed at these fine institutions of higher learning. This is the first time in the 1890s history that nine universities have worked together to write an integrated proposal to establish a web-based Water Center and were successful in getting it funded.
We believe the Center will serve as a prelude to future collaborations within the 1890s and among all Land Grant Universities to solve common and difficult water problems in country. The 1890s Water Center focuses on water and related issues at underserved, rural and urbanizing communities. It is our firm belief that the 1890s have expertise in all three branches of the Land Grant system to solve all degrees of water problems in these communities.
The funds for establishing the 1890s Water Center were obtained through a competitive grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) under the 1890s Capacity Building Program. The Water Center, which is currently housed at Virginia State University, is funded for three years beginning September 2010. The nine 1890s Land Grant Universities that collaborated in establishing the Water Center are: Virginia State University (Lead Institution), Alabama A&M University, Alcorn State University, Florida A&M University, Lincoln University, Tennessee State University, Tuskegee University, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and University of Maryland at Eastern Shore. In order to learn about water and related activities at each partnering university, please click on the radio button of each university’s name. Detailed information on each university may be obtained from the links provided.
We are thankful that you were able to visit the 1890s Land grant Universities Water Center. As you browse through the site, we hope you will learn about our history as well as gain valuable knowledge from the myriad of information on water and related research, education and extension activities at partnering institutions. The various links provided will lead you to other websites that may open the door to additional information more specific to your needs.