Year of Water Action Topics

table for one

December 2016:
Winter ways to Take Action for Clean Water
January 2017:
Clean Water Creates a Healthy Minnesota
February 2017:
Minnesota Innovations in Clean Water Practices and Technology
March 2017:
Impacts of Climate Change on Minnesota Water
April 2017:
Sustainable Practices for Clean Water
May 2017:
Keep our Waters Swimmable & Fishable
June 2017:
Clean Water is Good for Our Economy
July 2017:
A Year of Water Action for A Future Generation
August 2017:
A Year of Water Action in Review

The following projects are related to this month's Year of Water Action topic - Minnesota Innovations in Clean Water Practices and Technology

Iron filings reduce internal phosphorus load in lakes
Iron-enhanced sand filter can reduce phosphate in drain tile runoff
Roadside drainage ditches treat road runoff
Permeable pavement may not require road salt
Inexpensive open-source environmental monitoring systems
Targeted street sweeping efficiently removes phosphorus from streets
Turning high strength waste into a source of renewable energy
Making microbes process pollutants faster than they would naturally
Transforming drainage and supplemental irrigation
Enhanced removal of pharmaceuticals during UV disinfection
Reducing nitrate leaching from irrigated potato production using adaptive nitrogen and irrigation management practices

Water Resources Center sponsored events

conference floor

10th International Drainage Symposium
September 6−9, 2016 
The Commons Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Buffer Science and Design Symposium
September 16-17, 2016
University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus
The symposium explored the current science behind the design, effectiveness, and implementation of riparian buffers. 

Minnesota Water Resources Conference
October 16-17, 2016
RiverCentre, St. Paul MN

Wetlands Conference
January 13, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton
Minneapolis, MN 

Shared Water, Shared Responsibility: Engaging Minnesota’s Communities, Students, & Policy-Makers
March 23, 2017, 5:15-8:00pm
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
Representatives from the Governor’s office and state agencies have been invited to discuss topics related to April’s Year of Water Action theme of water sustainability.

National Adaptation Forum
May 9-11,  2017
St. Paul RiverCentre
Action today for a better tomorrow