IOWA’S WATER QUALITY
APRIL 20, 2018
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
4126 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
$10 per person (payable at the door) — includes lunch
Iowa is in a water quality crisis. In 2015, more Iowa beaches were closed due to unsafe bacterial levels than ever before, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported a record number of Iowa waterways failing to meet water quality standards (“impaired waters”). That same year, Des Moines Water Works operated its nitrogen removal system for a record 177 days. Downstream, the catastrophic effects of industrialized agriculture’s mono-cropped, leaky system resulted in record floods and contributed the lion’s share of nutrient pollution pouring into the Mississippi River. At our April Crossroads, Bill Stowe will speak on the central Iowa utility’s mission to provide safe, affordable and abundant drinking water to 500,000 customers and the challenges faced in an agricultural watershed.
Bill Stowe is the CEO and General Manager of Des Moines Water Works (DMWW). DMWW is a regional utility that protects public health and promotes economic development by delivering outstanding quality water affordably in reliable quantities. DMWW works closely with business, environmental, consumer, and agricultural leaders to advocate for better stewardship of water resources and clean water initiatives throughout Central Iowa.
Bill is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Grinnell College with a Bachelor of Arts, and received a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, a Master of Science in Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois, and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Loyola University Law School. He frequently acts through the American Arbitration Association as an impartial arbitrator in resolving complex construction and commercial disputes involving public and private construction projects.
RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, APRIL 17.
Please email gro.a1521695525woiec1521695525naill1521695525ahtia1521695525fretn1521695525i@ofn1521695525i1521695525 or call 515.279.8715. If you make a reservation and are unable to attend, payment for your reservation is appreciated if you do not cancel by the Tuesday deadline.
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You can find Crossroads on Facebook. We will have updated info on speakers for the coming months. Reservations will still need to be made by email or phone.
Crossroads is a monthly gathering of Interfaith Alliance of Iowa. An opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and to discuss issues at the crossroads of religion and politics.