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Nutrient Reduction Progress at Iowa Wastewater Treatment Facilities – Iowa Learning Farms Webinar
November 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, an education and outreach program from Iowa State University, will present a webinar at noon Wednesday, November 4, which will assess the progress made by Iowa’s municipalities and industries toward reducing point source pollution reaching Iowa’s waterways.
Iowa’s largest communities and industries have a significant role to play to help meet the state’s nutrient reduction goals. Understanding that role and the progress to date paints a clearer picture of how the many facets of Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy fit together and work today.
In 2013, the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy called for significant nitrogen and phosphorus reductions from Iowa’s largest municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants. The strategy laid out unique policy approaches to achieve these ambitious reductions. During the webinar, Adam Schnieders, water quality resource coordinator with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will discuss the progress to date, after eight years of implementation.
“I hope participants take away an appreciation of the magnitude of the lift Iowa’s communities and industries are undertaking to meet the point source goals of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy,” said Schnieders, who is responsible for management and coordination of clean water programs and policies for the DNR. “These efforts are resulting in significant progress not only toward nutrient reduction at Iowa’s wastewater treatment facilities, but also in partnerships and collaborations with farmers to help each other improve Iowa’s water quality for a variety of mutual benefits.”
Webinar Access Instructions
To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12 pm CDT on November 4:
Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172
Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172
Or, join from a dial-in phone line:
Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 364 284 172
The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.