Soil and Water Conservation Society - SWCS 2017 Annual Conference

Event contact title
To exhibit or sponsor:
Event contact first name
Chrissy
Event contact last name
Rhodes
Email
Christine.rhodes@swcs.org
Event contact telephone number
(515)289 - 2331 ext.114
Description
This year’s conference theme, Conservation Connections: Creating Pathways to Sustainability, focuses on an important trait that sets the SWCS annual conference apart from others: the number of disciplines who come together to share information, network, and form connections to forge best practices in soil and water conservation. The conference provides a forum for interdisciplinary discussions that are essential to the success of conservation, a field that depends upon understanding relationships and interconnectedness. Soil, water, and humans are inextricably linked. As the global population grows, human influences on soil and water resources are expected to intensify, working land sustainability will become increasingly necessary, and environmental preservation will remain a challenge. At the same time, extreme weather events will have impacts on human safety and livelihood. Increasing resource demands and changing weather patterns may necessitate adaptive approaches for conservation strategies, but one thing is certain, and that is the need for people to work together to conserve soil and protect water quality.

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