Fairfield Mayor Ed Malloy hosts Clean Water - Livable Communities, a symposium to discuss Iowa's water quality and the connections to rural economic success featuring keynote address, "Water: The Lifeblood of Livable Communities," presented by John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus from the University of Missouri and rural economics visionary, author, speaker and nationally recognized leader in sustainable agriculture and sustainable economics.
The one day conference will feature panelists and discussions on the state of Iowa waters, correlation between robust soils and clean water, funding clean water solutions, economic opportunities resulting from clean water and creating a statewide resolve addressing water quality.
Malloy, preparing for his 9th term as Fairfield's Mayor, sees the opportunity for small rural cities and communities to become high quality of life places to live. Clean water and a strong environmental ethic are the foundation of livable communities and lead to population growth and economic vitality, according to the Mayor.
Clean Water - Livable Communities, discussing Iowa's water quality and the connection to rural economic success is sponsored by American Sustainable Business Council, Iowa Natural Foundation, Southeast Iowa Sierra Club, Southeast Iowa Food Hub and Green AmeriCorps.
Article from Chuck Offenburger.