Water: Access, Supply, and Sustainability is a three-part virtual forum that will provide a multidisciplinary approach to the exploration of water management issues, connecting complex issues of vital importance to Kansas City, the region, and, indeed, the world. The keynote speaker is leading authority and prolific author on international water issues, Sandra Postel who has been hailed for her “inspiring, innovative and practical approach” to promoting the preservation and sustainable use of freshwater.
Grab your lunch and feed your mind with a program that explores the science of everyday life! This presentation focuses on the history, beauty, and conservation of Missouri’s prairies, and on facets of a new “tallgrass prairie economy,” which uses an ancient ecosystem as a model for new, sustainable landscapes that benefit people in many ways.
Second Saturday Conversation: Reintegrating Animals on the Farm: Preserving the Future of Humanity Through Integrated Cropping Systems
Can science help us learn how to increase food production while also caring for the planet with sustainable agricultural practices? The answer is yes! Integrated crop-livestock systems not only increase food production, but also provide dramatic benefits for the soil and environment. Research has provided insights into a number of techniques through which farmers and growers can reduce environmental risks, increase production, and realize economic benefits as well.