In-Depth Week

Water Quality


Water Quality In-Depth Week Panelists


Schedule

  • Monday, June 21, 12 pm

    The Value of Water Keynote Session with Larry Weber

    Moderator: TBD

    Panelists:

    Keynote Session with Larry Weber

  • Tuesday, June 22, 12 pm

    A Recreational View: Eco- Tourism

    Moderator: TBD

    Panelists:

    A 2018 Iowa State University study found Iowa stood to gain $30 million a year by improving its water quality. This panel will discuss the ways clean water can benefit paddlers, swimmers and the state’s opportunities for eco-tourism. We will also explore beach advisories, and how the Okoboji area has protected its waters surrounded by animal confinements and what we can do for Iowa’s other recreational waters.

  • Wednesday, June 23, 12 pm

    The Price of Drinking Water

    Moderator: TBD

    Panelists:

    Everyone wants clean water to drink. During this panel, we’ll talk about costly upgrades several Iowa communities have made to water treatment plants to remove nitrate and other pollutants and the state revolving fund available for these projects. We can also discuss how chemicals, including arsenic and radium, can infiltrate groundwater and how this impacts residential development.

  • Thursday, June 24, 12 pm

    In Volumes: The Impact of Animal Waste

    Moderator: TBD

    Panelists:

    With more than 24 million hogs in Iowa – not to mention cattle and dairy cows – how much manure are we dealing with in Iowa? Our panel will talk about ways to reduce manure runoff into streams, rivers and lakes.

  • Friday, June 25, 12 pm

    The Cedar River: A Watershed Case Study

    Moderator: TBD

    Panelists:

    The 388-mile Cedar River and its surrounding watershed have been the focus water quality efforts, including wetland restoration, bioreactor installation and credit trading. What improvements have we seen? What still needs to be done?

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