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Water Quality Improvement Through Community Campus Partnerships

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Thank you for visiting the WaterLINK website. WaterLINK is a service-learning project available to college and university faculty and community watersheds in Kansas. WaterLINK is funded by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment through EPA 319 funds. WaterLINK aims to infuse service learning into the college classroom, with the main goal of improving water quality through community/campus partnerships.

A watershed is an area of land in which all rain, snowmelt, and smaller tributaries flow downhill into the same body of water. Projects may range from developing educational materials for producers on best management practices to reduce water contamination from agricultural land to conducting community water education fairs or stream monitoring. Projects are designed to reinforce class learning objectives. We aim to engage students and faculty from all majors and interests.

A key component in service learning is the drive to mutually benefit both the community and the student. The end result enhances students' self-efficacy, provides a true mastery of course objectives, and builds interpersonal, teambuilding and leadership skills. The community benefits from exposure and access to university resources, and services meeting community-identified needs.

What's New?

arrowKnow Your Watershed
Click on your county to learn about your watershed.

arrow WaterLINK in the News: K-STATE STUDENTS PARTNER WITH WATERSHED RESTORATION PROJECT IN A WATER MANAGEMENT CAMPAIGN

Project Examples   Project Partners

arrowFort Hays State University (World Water Monitoring Day and Geocaching Project)

arrowKansas State University (Delaware River WRAPS Public Relations/Communications Campaign)

arrowBenedictine College (Water Quality Assessment of Water Bodies in Atchison)

arrowKansas State University (Big Blue Project)

arrowUniversity of Kansas (Upper Wakarusa Project)

arrow Fort Hays State University (Smoky Hill-Kanopolis Projects)

arrow Butler Community College (White River Project)

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