Water quality projects receive $1M in USDA grants

August 7, 2019

Dr. Catherine KlingCathy Kling, distinguished professor emerita, in collaboration with researchers and extension staff from Iowa State University, will study rural households whose well water could be at risk from agricultural pollutants, with a focus on whether home water-testing kits are effective and financially viable. 

Kling, the Tisch University Professor of Environmental, Energy and Resource Economics in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, is collaborating on two new projects, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, that will evaluate the economic impact this pollution has on water quality in rural communities in the Midwest. Grants for the two projects total nearly one million dollars.