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Oxford Science Cafe': Mississippi River Water Pollution

Science is fun at the Oxford Science Cafe'! Join us for an exciting presentation by Dr. Inoka Widanagamage (University of Mississippi)

Dr. Inoka Widanagamage, Instructional Assistant Professor in Geology and Geological Engineering at the University of Mississippi will present “Mississippi River Water Pollution and Farming."

Mississippi River is considered as the nation's heritage because of numerous usage of the river water to the community who live in Mississippi. The Mississippi River starts the journey in the state of Minnesota. It is flowing and serving a couple of states before reaching the Gulf of Mexico. Mississippi River water fulfills the need of drinking water for the majority of the people that live in state of Mississippi. However, the Mississippi River is one of the most highly polluted rivers in North America. The major source of the pollution has been recognized as the addition of fertilizers to the river water from farm lands. However, farming serves the life of Mississippi. Therefore, it is important to discuss how to protect Mississippi River and the Mississippi farmer while exploring the influence of economic and political factors.

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 6pm - 7pm

Where: Uptown Coffee, 265 North Lamar Blvd, Oxford MS 38655.

Cost: Free!

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