Minnesota Stormwater Research Council


Photo credit: Brigitt Martin 

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.

(10/10/2017) The Minnesota Stormwater Research Council (MSRC) is pleased to announce the recipients of their first round of research funding. The two projects to be funded are Determining which iron minerals in iron-enhanced sand filters remove phosphorous from stormwater runoff, led by Beth Fisher, UMN Department of Earth Sciences; and Field performance assessment of sediment and gross solids removal from surface inlet pretreatment practices for bioretention, led by Andy Erickson, UMN St. Anthony Falls Laboratory. 

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