Is the Agricultural Industry Really Trying to Improve Water Quality?

APRIL 5, 2019

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
310 5th St SE, Cedar Rapids

$10 per person (payable at the door) — includes lunch

David Osterberg

Founding Director, Iowa Policy Project

The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy requires cities and non-agricultural industry to reduce nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) from entering Iowa waters. Agriculture is asked only to try. This policy has been a failure. It leads to a state-sized dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico and algae blooms inside the state, some of which produce toxins that have found their way into drinking water and in recreational waters which are a danger to humans, their pets, and livestock. There are better policies. Join us in April to hear more about them from David Osterberg.

David Osterberg is Emeritus Clinical Professor in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Iowa. He has had a second job since 2001 as an environmental researcher at the Iowa Policy Project, an Iowa-based public policy think tank he founded and directed for 12 years. David is a former state representative who was chairman of the House Energy and Environmental Protection Committee as well as the Agriculture Committee. He was the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in 1998 and worked as special assistant on climate change to the Director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. David holds advanced degrees in Water Resources Management and Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He and wife Kay Johansen live in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

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Yes, there really is such thing as a free lunch!

lunchonusWe are rewarding you for bringing guests to Intersections! All you need to do is RSVP by the Tuesday prior to the luncheon as you’ve always done and include the name(s) of the person(s) you’ve invited to attend. Once five people new to Intersections have attended an educational luncheon upon your invitation, we’ll waive your fee for one Intersections (a $10 value)! And another perk: each guest dines at no cost on their first visit! The best part is, we’ll keep track of your guest attendance list for you, so no punch cards to keep track of or tickets to remember! Please feel free to contact Kristin with any questions: 515.279.8715 or gro.a1553498128woiec1553498128naill1553498128ahtia1553498128fretn1553498128i@sno1553498128itces1553498128retni1553498128rc1553498128. Who are you going to invite?

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Intersections is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. An opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and to discuss issues at the intersection of religion and politics.