March 23, 2017, 5:15-8:00pm
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota Water Resources Students In Action (WRSIA) hosted a community discussion with key Minnesota policy makers. The event addressed challenges facing clean water and explore how all Minnesotans can play a role in promoting sustainable practices. Watch the video
Carrie Jennings, WRS Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, and Brian Bohman, WRS M.S. student and Research and Policy Intern at Freshwater Society, are working together to cross traditional disciplinary and academic boundaries. 2017 Winter Minnegram
Just south of Duluth Minnesota, the St. Louis River Estuary forms a 12,000 acre network of critical habitat for North American wildlife, water and migratory birds, and native plants and fish. Located at the confluence of the St. Louis River and Lake Superior, the estuary also plays a key role in Minnesota’s wild rice trade, commercial fishing industry, and cultural and recreational heritage. 2017 Winter Minnegram
The USGS-funded NIWR 2017 grant competition yielded three project awardees, announced earlier this year. This year’s grants highlight methods to mitigate nitrogen and phosphorus from drain tile, open source monitoring of turbidity in surface water and test the efficacy of buffer strips in deterring the export of organic matter and the resulting algal blooms.
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.