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.”
6/9/15 MASWCD/U of M Webinar: The Bees’ Plight and Prospects: Helping to be Part of the Solution by Marla Spivak, MacArthur Fellow and McKnight Distinguished Professor of Entomology at the University of Minnesota.
Marla Spivak is a MacArthur Fellow and McKnight Distinguished Professor in Entomology at the University of Minnesota. Her research efforts focus on breeding bees for their natural defenses against diseases and parasites, and on propagating floral rich and pesticide-free landscapes to support the nutrition, health and diversity of all bee pollinators.
6/8/15 Multiple UM departments hosted a luncheon in the atrium of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs recognizing Deb Swackhamer’s nearly thirty years of service to the University of Minnesota. State agency heads, fellow water researchers, and former graduate students thanked Swackhamer for her leadership in crafting water policy, engaging in research, and mentoring future water scientists. CFANS Dean, Brian Buhr, acknowledged Swackhamer’s role in setting Minnesota on the path to protecting its waters and “making us all advocates for water resources across the state.” 
In her remarks, Swackhamer recounted her response to people who inquire why she is choosing to retire:  “My heart is full; I am sated. I’ve had a very rich career. I’m not retiring; I’m graduating.”
The luncheon was co-sponsored by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences, and the School of Public Health.
5/13/15 Deborah Swackhamer, Professor of Science, Technology and Public Policy in the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and former WRC co-director, discusses potential risks to Minnesota’s fresh water systems with Access Minnesota.

4/16/15 Minnpost covers Deb Swackhamer's talk about Minnesota's groundwater future and the agriculture connection at the Minnesota Zoo's World Speaker Series

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