February 20, 2019
The One Water approach can help the agriculture sector achieve triple-bottom-line outcomes—meeting the growing demand for food, increasing farmer profitability, and protecting the environment and public health. Building productive agriculture-municipal partnerships to improve water quality and achieve multiple outcomes became Big Idea 2 in the One Water for America Policy Framework. One Water leaders are implementing innovative ways to manage soil, water, and nutrients to achieve higher performing systems that not only lead to more productive agriculture, but also minimize downstream and offsite impacts. Collaboration between farmers and utilities is critical, and presents an opportunity to protect water quality, preserve ecosystems, and safeguard our drinking water supplies. This webinar features the perspectives of those doing this work of promoting collaborative water quality solutions and advancing innovative funding models at the local level.
Scott Berry, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, US Water Alliance
Jonathan Gano, Public Works Director, City of Des Moines
Alex Johnson, Freshwater Fund Director, Freshwater Trust