Water Resources Center

The Water Resources Center is affiliated with the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and University of Minnesota Extension.

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Second Climate Adaptation Conference offers science, inspiration and awards

Building Minnesota’s Capacity for Climate Adaptation Conference was held Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Minneapolis Hyatt hotel. The 250 plus attendees heard about the effect of climate change on weather events from speakers Harold Brooks, National Severe Weather Laboratory, NOAA, and climate resilience strategies from Steve Adams Senior Program Advisor U.S. Climate Adaptation, Institute for Sustainable Communities. Read full article>>

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Meteorologist Harold Brooks (NOAA, NSSL) addressed
his severe weather climatology research in the first
morning session. Brooks is pictured here with conference
planning team members Faye Sleeper (Interim Director,
WRC) and Mark Seeley (UM, Soil, Water and Climate.)

Deb Swackhamer’s Water Resources Center legacy comes from talent, dedication…and what she calls “luck”

 Although she’s stepped down from the co-directorship of the University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center (WRC), don’t expect Deb Swackhamer to fade away. She remains a University professor of science technology and environmental policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, a professor of environmental health sciences with the School of Public Health and leaves a legacy of water protection literally, on the books. Read full article>>

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Swackhamer grew up in Whitehouse Station New Jersey, in an educated household in which there were “no boring discussions."






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Building Minnesota’s Capacity for Climate Adaptation Conference

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Minnesota Water Resources Conference 2014

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