11/30/15 New Minnesota Project Takes Unprecedented Approach to Conservation Minnesota AgriGrowth Council and AGree announce Working Lands Partnership The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council and AGree, an initiative dedicated to driving positive change in the food and agriculture system, today launched a new partnership in Minnesota that puts farmers in the driver’s seat, in collaboration with others in agriculture, the food supply chain, government agencies and non-profit partners, to solve water quality concerns through unprecedented collaboration. WRC Director Jeff Peterson serves on the advisory panel to the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council and AGree.
11/9/15 Request for Proposals: Meeting Society's Grand Challenges Through Community-Engaged Research,Teaching, and Learning. The University of Minnesota Office for Public Engagement is requesting proposals for a systemwide conference on Thursday, March 31, 2016 to examine the role of community and public engagement in addressing society's greatest issues.
All University faculty, staff, students, institutional leaders, and community partners affiliated with the University are invited to submit proposals. Get details on submission guidelines, as well as more information about conference themes and presentation options at the conference web page.   Proposal deadline: Friday, December 4, 2015

10/7/15 The Water Resources Center is pleased to announce its annual grant competition for fiscal 2016. This competition is supported with funding authorized by Section 104(b) of the federal Water Resources Research Act. As Minnesota’s designated Water Resources Research Institute, the WRC manages funds for statewide research grants provided by Congressional appropriation through the US Geological Survey (USGS). Additional funds for the competition may be provided from the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, through allocations to support research addressing agricultural impacts on water quality. The submission deadline is NOON, Monday, November 16, 2015Full Request for Proposals and instructions

10/7/15 David Mulla (WRS faculty) and other researchers at the University of Minnesota are changing the way countries use and conserve water. “When people don’t have enough clean water, they go thirsty,” Mulla says. “When countries don’t, they go to war.”

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