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Tuesday, October 16 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Interfaith Service Celebrating Dr. Daniel Hillel's Contributions to Peace and Understanding

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Organized by members of Iowa's religious community, free and open to all! 

Dr. Daniel Hillel will be awarded the 2012 World Food Prize for his role in conceiving and implementing a radically new mode of bringing water to crops in airid and dry land regions - known as "micro-irrigation". Dr. Hillel's pioneering scientific work in Israel revolutionized food production, first in the Middle East, and then in other regions around the world over the past five decades. His work increased crop yields while maximizing efficient water usage and minimizing environmental degradation. Through his work, Dr. Hillel united people from all cultures and walks of life, building peace on a foundation of food and water security for all.

Service commences at 4:00pm

Location: St. John's Lutheran Church
600 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309

Contact: Neil Salowitz


Speakers
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Daniel Hillel

2012 Laureate, World Food Prize
Statement of Achievement First drawn to the critical needs of the water supply in arid regions during his years of living in a small settlement in the highlands of the Negev Desert, the new approach Dr. Hillel developed provided for a low-volume, high-frequency, calibrated water supply to plants. As such, his research led to a dramatic shift from the prevailing method of irrigation used in the first half of the twentieth century: applying... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
St. John's Lutheran Church 600 6th Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309