Friday, July 10, 2015

Free Farm Foundation Forum event July 15 to focus on water challenges for the future

The Farm Foundation Forum will host a free event from 9 to 11 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to "examine how lessons being learned in the West may help the rest of the nation prepare for water management challenges in the future," says a release from Farm Foundation. "The Forum will also examine tools public and private decision makers across the country are already using to address such issues as access to water, regulation of water use, water quality and water quantity." 

Panelists participating in the forum Richard Howitt, Ph.D. professor emeritus of agriculture and resource economics at the Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis, and a specialist in water markets Lynn Broaddus, Ph.D., of Broadview Collaborative, will discuss water sustainability and resiliency; Barry Bogseth, Managing Director of MetLife, will offer a lender's perspective; and Betsy Hickman of Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, will discuss perspectives from across the agriculture and food value chain. For those unable to attend, the event will be audiocast. (Read more)

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