Dr. Silvia Secchi Speaks about Water Quality in Iowa

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Wed, May 15 2024

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Brandy Case Haub
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Dr. Silvia Secchi Speaks about Water Quality in Iowa

The Center for Energy & Environmental Education is proud to host this talk on Water Quality in Iowa by guest Dr. Silvia Secchi, Senior Research Fellow with the Environmental Policy Research Program and Professor in the University of Iowa Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences.  

Dr. Silvia Secchi is a natural resource economist by training, and her work typically combines methodologies from the social sciences, the natural sciences and engineering. She has published on the environmental impacts of agricultural land use change in the Corn Belt, particularly water quality and carbon, and the interplay between agricultural, conservation and energy policies in the region. She has also researched farmers’ attitudes towards conservation, multifunctional floodplain management and targeted reconnection, invasive species management, and mitigation and adaptation to climate change in the agricultural sector. Secchi is a core faculty member in the campus-wide Water Sustainability Initiative. She is also interested in the mentoring and training of graduate students, fostering the creation of new knowledge in interdisciplinary teams, and promoting effective science and policy communication, both internally within teams, and externally when engaging with stakeholders, funders and society at large. 

Dr. Silvia Secchi Speaks about Water Quality in Iowa