The Water Initiative actively engages the College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State in research, education, and outreach to address water challenges in Pennsylvania and beyond.

Water Insights is an interdisciplinary seminar series on water science, water management, and water policy sponsored by the Environment and Natural Resources Institute. Speakers include researchers, water managers, and water policy makers from Penn State, other universities, government agencies and non-governmental organizations. The series engages the University and broader community in collaborative learning and discussion about critical water challenges from local to global scales.

Nutrient pollution is a leading cause of water quality problems across the United States and in other regions of the world. It is described b the US-EPA as " of America's most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems."

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Donnacha Doody Seminar, September 26, 2017.

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Optimizing land use for the delivery of catchment ecosystem services

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Guiding phosphorus stewardship for multiple ecosystem services