IIHR and the Iowa Flood Center will be participating in the Soil and Water Conservation Society’s 75th annual international conference in July, 2020.
This year’s theme is Expanding Horizons which focuses on bringing together new practices, people, and technology that will help bring advancements in soil and water research to attendees.
The conference will feature the latest ideas, technologies, and practices and foster a dialogue around their adoption. Through workshops, sessions, symposia, tours, exhibits, and demonstrations, cutting-edge research and practice developments in soil health, water quality, and resource management will be shared. Scientists and practitioners will present their work at the field, farm, and watershed scale across an array of private and public arenas. Researchers and conservationists will team up with farmers to share lessons learned and the environmental outcomes of on-farm trials, monitoring, and state-of-the-art precision agricultural tools. Applications of social theories and examples of successful outreach and education will enable attendees to identify ways to scale up grassroots efforts. Participants will also hear about policy and economic developments that build a framework to increase conservation adoption and support future generations.