Iowa Lands and Waters | 2018 FFS

November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Flaherty Community Room (204 Basile Hall)

Rachael Murtaugh

Rachael Murtaugh, M.S.
Director of Sustainability and Stewardship

Iowa’s landscape is very different from what it was historically, but how does today’s agriculture and development affect our lands and waters? This presentation will explore issues ranging from erosion and soil health to water quality and flooding. We will discuss the local and regional impact of our choices and ways that organizations, cities, and landowners are making a positive impact on their land and in their communities.

This event is a part of the 2018 Fall Faculty Series | Sustainability: Human/Nature & the Future of the Earth

In 1987 the United Nations defined sustainability as "Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Since then, an accelerating global demand for natural resources has exceeded the earth's ability to replenish itself.

Focusing on the Mercy Critical Concern of care for the earth, the 2018 Fall Faculty Series looks at the human relationship with the planet we call home and explores the environmental, economic, social, and spiritual causes and consequences of a growing planetary crisis.


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