Minnesota Water Resources Conference 2016 co-chairs WRC director Jeff Peterson and Metropolitan Council's Karen Jensen accept the State of Minnesota Proclamation from Governor Mark Dayton, proclaiming the week of October 19-26, 2016 as Water Resources Professionals Week. Governor Dayton is the first sitting Minnesota governor to address the annual water conference.
As Minnesota’s representative to the National Institutes for Water Resources, the Water Resources Center manages funds provided by the U.S. Geological Survey for statewide research grants. This funding is available to researchers through WRC’s annual grant competition which calls for competent applied and peer reviewed research submissions each November.
Managing Water in Rural Landscapes is a new publication from Extension Water Resources and Water Resources Center staff members Les Everett and Ann Lewandowski that details connections between land use, runoff, and water quality in rural landscapes.
University of Minnesota Extension Educator Eleanor Burkett is heading up an intensive boots-on-the-ground approach in the battle to slow the spread of invasive species in Minnesota—she’s donning waders in a multi-partner, University-led effort to train hundreds of citizen scientists to become certified Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Detectors. Read full article in the Summer 2016 Minnegram
Water Resource Sciences PhD candidate Robert Dietz brings a Minnesota focus to his research of the long-term historical relationships between land use and carbon burial in 116 Minnesota lakes.