Minnesota Stormwater Research Council


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The Minnesota Stormwater Research Council (MSRC) is a not-for-profit organization established in 2016 to:

  • Facilitate the completion of needed applied research that enables more informed decisions about the use, management and protection of our water resources in urbanized areas.

  • Periodically assess the status of research, identify consensus research priorities, and communicate these to Minnesota’s public and private research agencies and organizations.

  • Promote coordination of research goals, objectives and funding among the research agencies and organizations.

The MSRC is an independent organization of stormwater professionals, practitioners, managers, engineers, researchers and others currently operating as an unincorporated association with the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center (WRC) as the fiscal agent.

2018 Funding Opportunity

The Water Resources Center, at the University of Minnesota, in cooperation with the MSRC, is pleased to invite proposals to advance stormwater science, technology, and management in Minnesota.  The major source of support for projects funded through this Request for Proposals (RFP) is an appropriation from the Clean Water Fund. Additional funds to support projects may be provided by the MSRC. 
Researchers and educators from any academic institution, government agency, non-profit organization, or private entity are eligible to apply.  Staff affiliated with organizations that have contributed funds to the MSRC may submit research proposals; contributing funds to the MSRC does not make an organization ineligible.  Projects must address stormwater management needs in Minnesota.

Proposals are due by 5pm CDT on Monday, September 10, 2018.  
More information, including research priorities and instructions for submitting a proposal, can be found in the full RFP .pdf


MSRC Framework describing the purpose, activities, and governance of the organization.
MSRC funded projects 
To join the Council and receive email updates, contact Ann Lewandowski, U of M Water Resources Center, alewand@umn.edu