Mississippi River Forum
The Mississippi River Forum seeks to increase coordination between a multidisciplinary group of water resources practitioners and decision-makers. The Forum is also an opportunity for practitioners to connect their work to those in different fields who also impact the quality of the river.
"No Such Thing as Waste Water: St. Cloud's Innovations in Resource Recovery"
Friday, June 19 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in Minneapolis
(McKnight Foundation, 710-2nd Street South, Suite 400, 55401)
Emma Larson, City of St. Cloud
Free. Light breakfast provided. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may know that the world's supply of phosphorus--an essential element of agricultural fertilizers--is reaching its limit. You may also know that our communities' wastewater treatment facilities have made great strides recently in reducing phosphorus concentrations in their effluent. But did you know that the City of St. Cloud completed a pilot study to show that phosphorus fertilizer can be harvested from waste water? This study could enhance an already successful biosolids management program by creating additional uses for recycled waste. Come learn how the program has gone, and how the City of St. Cloud is leading the way nationally with innovative resource recovery efforts.
Emma Larson is an Environmental Specialist with the City of St. Cloud.