John Rogers, President, Keystone Conservation Trust
This webinar answers a basic question. "What is nature worth?" Does it have a hidden value beyond the beauty and welfare of a community? What are we willing to pay to maintain or enhance our quality of life, health, cost of living and economy that nature provides?
Alfred Kalyanapu is an assistant professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Tennessee Technological University (TTU) since 2011. At TTU, he leads the Tennessee Tech Water Resources Modeling and Simulation (TechWARMS) research group focusing on understanding water and its interaction with urban areas through modeling & simulations. He holds Ph.D. and M.S in Civil Engineering degrees from the University of Utah and B.Tech degree from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India.
Faculty and researchers are invited to meet, network, and build research partnerships around the NSF's funding opportunity on Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS). The overarching goal of INFEWS is to catalyze well-integrated interdisciplinary and convergent research to transform scientific understanding of the FEW nexus.
During 2016, Penn State Extension Personnel delivered 19 “Keeping Pesticides out of Groundwater” presentations, reaching 14 separate Pennsylvania counties. A total of 1,178 pesticide applicators, representing 16,418 acres of land where pesticides are applied, attended the extension trainings. Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, will share the contents of this groundwater protection presentation. Applicators were taught, and the webinar will discuss, the characteristics of groundwater, how contamination can happen, and what steps can be taken to protect groundwater.