Below is a list of of events, training sessions, and conferences that ISTC is involved in. Check back here regularly since this list is updated often.
December 3, 2015
noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign)
Presented by Mark David - Professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois
Illinois just finalized and released (summer 2015) a nutrient loss reduction strategy, led by IEPA and Illinois Dept. of Agriculture, that was developed with input from many groups (agricultural, environmental, point source, and university) during the past two years. This strategy is to lead to 45% reductions in nitrate and total phosphorus exported from the state by the major rivers (to help reduce the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone), as well as improve local water quality. About 80% of the nitrate and half the phosphorus in rivers of the state is from agriculture, with the rest from point sources. Both sources will need to make major changes to meet the goals of the strategy, which had an estimated cost of nearly one billion dollars per year for the next 20 years. In this presentation, I will summarize where we are right now and what the plans are for implementing the strategy across Illinois, including a description of the many conservation methods available to reduce nutrient loss from agricultural fields.
This webinar will be broadcast live and also archived on ISTC's website, www.istc.illinois.edu, for later viewing. If you cannot attend the event at ISTC, you may view the webinar live by registering at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2544212002123850498. ISTC is a part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
December 8, 2015
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, One E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL 61820
The date and time for the next PPCP consortium meeting is Tues., Dec. 8 at 11 -- 1 pm at ISTC. We will again provide sandwiches and refreshments for the meeting. There will be two speakers, Dr. Ruth Marfil-Vega of American Water and Dr. Helen Goeden of MN Dept. of Health. Each of them will give 20 min. presentations about their research. Afterwards there will be plenty of time for discussion.
Please RSVP by Dec. 3 to Nancy Holm - firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share this calendar event with others who are also interested in PPCPs.