Join Dr. Kevin M. Anderson, from Austin Water's CER, twice a month from Noon to 1 p.m. for his free Lunchtime Lectures.
Waller Creek Center, 625 East 10th Street, Room 104
Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road
The Geography of Rivers: The Nature and Culture of Flowing Water
The 2015 Lunchtime Lectures will explore the geography of rivers. We begin with the mythical, metaphorical river which runs so deeply in human culture. We next explore the physical geography and ecology of rivers as fluvial systems and ecosystems. The last part of the year returns us to culture as we look at human impacts on rivers.
The Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant plays a key role in sustaining Austin’s environment by recycling Austin's biosolids and yard trimmings. Hornsby Bend is also nationally known for its biodiversity, ecotourism, and one of the best birding sites in Texas. The biodiversity is present both because of the nutrient rich biosolids treatment processes and because of the diversity of habitats at the site stretching along 3.5 miles of the Colorado River.
The biosolids recycled at Hornsby Bend get mixed with compost and yard trimmings and turned into an EPA-certified soil conditioner called Dillo Dirt™. Dillo Dirt is donated to landscape public places and sold through commercial vendors.