Call for Papers: Water Ethics Conference, April 2015

A very interesting conference being held next spring. Full details below or here (pdf). There is also a conference website here.
The line up for keynotes includes Cynthia Barnett, Christiana PeppardCurt Meine and myself.
Water ethics poster web
Call for Papers Conference on Water Ethics
Viterbo University
La Crosse, Wisconsin
April 16-18, 2015
“The health of our waters is the principal measure of how we live on the land.”~ Luna Leopold
The 2015 Conference on Water Ethics seeks to gather scholars for a national conversation on the ethical responsibilities of individuals, communities, businesses and government agencies in regard to water. We invite papers examining water’s unique status as a commons resource, essential to
economic, cultural, physiological, and emotional well-being. We encourage submissions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
Presentations may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:
• Virtues and water stewardship
• Ethical water policies
• Theological conceptions of water
• Case studies
• Issues of water quality and/or quantity
• Water and social justice
• Cultural significance of water
Presentation proposals should be no more than two pages in length and include name, affiliation, address, and e-mail address. Presentations will be scheduled for twenty-five minutes each with additional time for discussion. Proposals for panel discussions will also be considered.
Deadline for submissions is January 9, 2015. Proposals should be sent to Please write “Ethics Conference Proposal” in the subject line. Proposals may also be sent to Dr. Richard Kyte, D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership, Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601.