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Water Conservation Summit set for Stoneville Capps Center Dec. 13

The Delta Sustainable Water Resources Task Force is hosting its third annual Water Conservation Summit in Stoneville, Miss.

The Delta Sustainable Water Resources Task Force is hosting the third annual Irrigation and Water Conservation Summit at the Capps Center in Stoneville, Miss., on Dec. 13. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m.

Participants can expect to learn how to increase profit margins while conserving the region’s vital irrigation water supplies. During breaks, participants can visit with exhibitors to receive additional information and services for increased irrigation efficiency.

The Task Force includes the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Joint Water Management District, Delta Council, Delta F.A.R.M., Mississippi Farm Bureau, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Mississippi Soil and Water Conservation Commission, and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

The Governor's Delta Sustainable Water Resources Task Force was formed to develop and implement actions to sustain water resources for agriculture, fisheries, and wildlife in the Delta, which is generally considered to include more than a dozen counties in northwest Mississippi.

Lunch will be served during the meeting and no registration fee is required.

For more information, visit http://www.deq.state.ms.us/mdeq.nsf/page/L&W_faq_groundwater

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