USGS 104B Grant Program

Current (FY2018) 104B Projects

The Arkansas Water Resources Center funded five projects selected through external peer review by the Technical Advisory Committee in 2018, including 2 faculty proposals and 2 student proposals with a faculty advisor. 

Faculty Research Projects:

An In Situ Approach to Harmful Algal Blooms: Simultaneous Treatment of Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins in Natural Water Sources Using Catalytic Nanoparticle-Fiber Nets

Lauren Greenlee and Wen Zhang, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

Do stream phosphorus dynamics correspond with biological condition in the Lake Conway Point Remove Watershed, Arkansas?

Sally Entrekin, University of Central Arkansas
Matt Trentman and Jennifer Tank, University of Notre Dame

Student Projects with Faculty Adviser:

Overcoming adoption barriers to promote surface water irrigation in the Arkansas Delta Region

Kerr Adams and Kent Kovacs, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

Quantifying flow sources and their impacts on water quality in forested Ozark streams

Allyn Dodd, Erik Pollock, and Michelle A. Evans-White, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

About the US Geological Survey 104B Competitive Grants Program

Section 104B of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 authorized the formation of water research institutes in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and Guam. These 54 institutes are known as the National Institutes for Water Resources.

Each state receives funding from the US Geological Survey to support, coordinate and facilitate water research. Each year, the AWRC solicits research proposals as part of the 104B Program. With guidance from the Technical Advisory Committee, the Center typically awards multiple larger faculty grants as well as smaller supplemental grants for graduate student research.

Past 104B Projects

Faculty Research Projects:

Regionalizing Agricultural Field Evapotranspiration Observations

Benjamin R.K. Runkle, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

Herbicide Mitigation Potential of Tailwater Recovery Systems in the Cache River Critical Groundwater Area

Cammy D. Willett, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
Deborah L. Leslie, Arkansas State University

Combined Application of Nutrient Manipulation and Hydrogen Peroxide Exposure To Selectively Control Cyanobacteria Growth and Promote Eukaryote Phytoplankton Production in Aquaculture Ponds

Amit Kumar Sinha, University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff
Sixte Ntamatungiro, University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff
W. Reed Green, U.S Geological Survey

Student Projects with Faculty Adviser:

Investigating Impact of Lead Service Lines in Drinking Water Distribution Systems at the City of Tulsa

Kaleb Belcher and Wen Zhang, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

Assessment of Strategies To Address Future Irrigation Water Shortage in the Arkansas Delta

Tyler Knapp and Qiuqiong Huang, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville