Can ecological practices mitigate floods and droughts? The Union of Concerned Scientists put out a report in August that addresses this question and includes policy recommendations for scaling up conservation practices. Kendall Science Fellow Andrea Basche sat down with us at the 2017 SWCS Annual Conference in Madison to explain.
Project title: "Turning Soils into Sponges: How Farmers Can Fight Floods and Droughts"
Full report: ucsusa.org/soilsintosponges
Presentation title: Can ecological practices mitigate floods and droughts? Pairing meta-analysis with a hydrology model to understand soil water impacts
Full presentation: slideshare.net/SWCSevents/basche-swcs-73117final
Presenter: Andrea Basche, former Kendall Science Fellow with Union of Concerned Scientists, currently Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln