The Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) has awarded Deborah Swackhamer (former WRC co-director) the Warren A. Hall Medal in honor of her lifetime achievements in water resources research and education. Dr. Warren A. Hall, known worldwide for his active involvement in water resources research and education, was one of the founders of UCOWR.
Swackhamer will receive the award during the UCOWR Awards Banquet on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Fort Collins, Colorado.
WRC Director and Applied Economics Professor Jeff Peterson is featured in Minnesota Alumni Magazine's summer 2017 issue on agriculture and the future of farming.
The Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership saluted Sleeper at the recent National Climate Change Forum in St. Paul. In giving Sleeper her award, UMN climatologist Mark Seeley said: "But most importantly we want to acknowledge her years of contribution to spearheading the formation, composition, and direction of the MCAP group. She has provided outstanding leadership in this regard and we will all greatly miss her."
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.