News

10/26/16 The White Bear Lake Press reported from the Minnesota Water Conference about the USGS study on  possible causes for White Bear Lake's fluctuating water levels.

10/26/16 From the the U of M Brief: Dayton proclaims Water Resources Professionals Week Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed Oct. 19-26 Water Resources Professionals Week during the Minnesota Water Resources Conference sponsored by the U's Water Resources Center and College of Continuing Education. The proclamation cites the U's work in advancing science-based solutions for freshwater management and providing lifelong education and professional development.

10/19/16 Protecting Minnesota's Environment During Winter Driving Season KSTP TV visited the Minnesota Water Resources Conference to learn about efforts being made by municipalities to keep winter roads safe for drivers, while protecting Minnesota waters from contamination from road salt.

10/17/16 WRC Director Jeff Peterson appeared on WCCO Radio's Moose Miller show to talk about the upcoming Minnesota Water Resources Conference and regional water issues.

10/7/16 Wetlands, drainage and lessons learned from the Flint water crisis leads 2016 Minnesota Water Resources Conference featured on the UM news webpage.

9/22/16 WRC Associate Director Faye Sleeper is quoted in the Minneapolis Star Tribune article Report finds a new pollutant-tiny bits of plastics and fiber-building up in the Mississippi.  

9/13/16 WRC Director Jeff Peterson was a presenter at the panel discussion: State of Water Resource Economics and Future Directions at the IWREC meeting at the World Bank in Washington, DC, September 11-13, 2016.

8/11/16 The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research has appointed WRC Director Jeff Peterson to the Water Use Advisory Council. Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Advisory Council members advise foundation staff and board members regarding program development and implementation, potential partnerships, and other matters of significance to the organization’s mission to support innovative science addressing today’s food and agriculture challenges. Individuals representing diverse industries, geographic areas, and professional backgrounds were selected to serve on the Foundation's six Advisory Councils from a competitive pool of applicants nominated through an open solicitation. Each council member will serve two or three-year terms, and meet virtually three times per year. Each Advisory Council is led by a Chair, appointed to facilitate discussion, build consensus and serve as a liaison to the Foundation’s board.

7/18/16 In Water issues require integrated Extension research, education and community engagement  Source Magazine reports on UM Extension efforts to balance multiple uses of Minnesota waters with maintaining water quality.  The Water Resources Center is a partner in this effort and Director Jeff Peterson is quoted in the story. "Because of the extraordinary water resources we have in Minnesota, geographically we're like a living laboratory.  We've developed the capacity to address a whole range of water-related issues in many different fields of study."