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Annual Phosphorus Forum

Annual Phosphorus Forum

Annual Phosphorus Forum

The Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance hosts an annual Phosphorus Forum in which knowledge leaders interact around topics related to phosphorus sustainability. The Phosphorus Forum is an excellent opportunity to network with diverse organizations and people. One free ticket is provided as a benefit of membership.

Phosphorus Work Group Session
Phosphorus Work Group Session

Phosphorus Forum 2019

The next Phosphorus Forum is planned for April 5, 2019. It will take place in Washington DC at the new Ambassador Barbara Barrett and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center at Arizona State University. Our keynote speakers will be Dr. Kathleen Merrigan, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, and Professor Bruce Rittmann of Arizona State University, 2018 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate.

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When and Where

Date: April 5, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM EST

Location: ASU Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center

Phosphorus Forum 2018


The Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance convened our second Phosphorus Forum event on February 27, 2018, in warm and sunny Tempe, Arizona. A network of organizations from across the phosphorus value chain gathered to explore holistic solutions to vexing phosphorus sustainability issues. Keynote speakers included Drs. Sally Rockey, Executive Director of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, and Paul Fixen, retired Senior Vice President of the International Plant Nutrition Institute.

Below are links to PDFs of the slide decks used during the presentations at the Phosphorus Forum 2018 event.

Phosphorus Forum 2017


On May 19, 2017, the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance held our first Forum addressing critical issues in phosphorus sustainability. Guests watched presentations and networked with industries, scientists, and policy makers interested in closing the loop on phosphorus use in the food system. Newtrient President Steve Rowe gave the keynote presentation.

Below are links to PDFs of the slide decks used during the presentations at the Phosphorus Forum event. The keynote talk by Steve Rowe is provided in both PDF and PowerPoint formats. The PowerPoint file includes embedded videos that may be viewed when PowerPoint is in presentation mode.