2022 Dialog

2022 Seventeenth Annual Dialog on Sustainability:

"Sustainable Infrastructure"

​8:30 - 11:00 a.m. CST, Saturday, July 16, 2022

A virtual webinar via ZOOM
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Free Registration!

Email your name, affiliation, phone to:

chsr@ksu.edu, 785-200-7005

We invite individuals, communities, and organizations to participate by joining the dialog using Zoom. There is no registration fee, but please pre-register so that we will have an electronic connecting line for you, and can inform you on how to connect.  Upon receiving your registration, we will send you the Zoom connection link and information for the webinar.

Program Agenda


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Q & A Webinar Chat
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The Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (CESAS) at Kansas State University and its partners hosted the Seventeenth Annual Dialog on Sustainability on “Sustainable Infrastructure” on Saturday morning, July 16, 2022, using Zoom.

This dialog focused on sustainable infrastructure with an emphasis on land improvement. There is a significant increase in federal funding for infrastructure projects related to brownfields and sustainable development in Kansas. One of the goals is to provide public education on the opportunities that are available related to advancing sustainable infrastructure in Kansas. The area in southeast Kansas where mine tailings are present is one opportunity for infrastructure improvement. The soil can be improved by adding organic carbon amendments to improve the soil and planting trees to sequester carbon and produce a useful product. Adding infrastructure to develop sustainable flood plains that have beneficial vegetation will be part of the program. There is a continuing need in Kansas to find good ways to improve soil quality in agricultural operations as part of the dialog to advance sustainability The anticipated audience will include students, faculty, foresters, farmers, leaders, members of communities and environmental organizations.

  Thank You to Our Sponsors:

In-Kind Sponsors:

  • Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD)
  • Center for Hazardous Substance Research (CHSR)
  • Climate & Energy Project (CEP)
  • KSU Tim Taylor Department of Chemical Engineering (CoE)
  • KSU Department of Agronomy
  • KSU Information Technology Services
  • KSU Department of LARCP
  • KSU Carl R. Ice College of Engineering (CoE)
  • Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD)
  • Kansas Forest Service
  • Kansas Natural Resource Council (KNRC)
  • Kansas Rural Center (KRC)
  • Lutherans Restoring Creation (LRC)
  • Students for Environmental Action (SEA)

Co-sponsorship is encouraged to assist with program planning, development, delivery, and publicity:

Gold:  $500 and greater;  Silver:  $250 and up to $500;    
Bronze:  $100 and up to $250

For more information on this important event, please contact:
Larry E. Erickson, lerick@ksu.edu, (785) 532-4313
Sheree Walsh,  chsr@ksu.edu(785) 200-7005