Tuesday, 6 August 2019

#Phosphorus350 Event - A Turning Point in Phosphorus Stewardship

Annoncing a special Phosphorus Workshop in Lancaster October 2019

The alchemist Hennig Brand accidentally discovered phosphorus 350 years ago, in his unsuccessful quest for the Philosopher’s Stone. Phosphorus been essential for supporting life on Earth but since its discovery human society has become increasingly reliant and increasingly wasteful of this finite resource. This symposium will explore different phosphorus stories including its history, its essential role in food production, and impacts on water-quality. This event will provide a platform to discuss how society can improve phosphorus sustainability from both environmental and resource perspectives.

Can this be a turning point for phosphorus stewardship?
Keynote Speaker: Prof Jim Elser, University of Montana USA and Director and Founder of the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance, USA

This event will start on the evening of the 8th October with a public Café Scientifique event “Phosphorus stories: from a quest for the Philosopher's Stone to a sustainable food future” at the Storey Institute in Lancaster City Centre. Join us for complementary drinks and birthday cake as we share phosphorus stories and debate how society can move towards a sustainable phosphorus future. For catering purposes please confirm your attendance at this part of the event during online registration.

Café Scientifique (Tue 8th October 6:30-9 pm)
Symposium Event (Wed 9th October starting at 8.45 am at Lancaster House Hotel)

Pleaces are free but limited so you need to register by clicking here!

Hotel rooms are available at the Lancaster House Hotel and on Lancaster University Campus. There is also accommodation in Lancaster city centre, which is a short bus or taxi ride away.
This event is being organised and funded by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, N8 AgriFood and Lancaster University. Organising committee: Prof Phil Haygarth, Prof Helen Jarvie, Prof Ian Dodd, Dr Bryan Spears, Dr Shane Rothwell, Dr Ali Birkett, Dr Rachel Marshall.

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