S2S: Science to Solutions
Science to Solutions—Reducing Nutrient Export to the Gulf of Mexico
A Workshop for Managers, Policy Makers, and Scientists
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Geological Survey
and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(facilitated by the Soil and Water Conservation Society)
December 9-11, 2009 - Des Moines, Iowa
Call for Posters and Technology Demonstrations: Deadline September 30, 2009
The purpose of the workshop is to explore science-based solutions for reducing sources of nutrient loads exported from the Midwest portion of the Mississippi River drainage system to the Gulf of Mexico. The focus is on four basins: the Missouri, Upper Mississippi River, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers. The workshop will explore three themes, including (1) potential solutions indicated by regional modeling, watershed and field-scale research, and socio-economic studies; (2) data and information gaps that limit scientific analyses and assessments; and, (3) science-based information needs of managers and policy makers to implement solutions and nutrient reduction strategies. The workshop consists of 5 sessions with invited speakers, breakout workshop discussions and contributed posters.
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