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We Are Water: the University and Minnesota’s Water Future

We Are Water: the University and Minnesota’s Water Future

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 3:30pm
Best Buy Theater, 4th Floor, Northrop

Free and open to the public

Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p.

Almost reflexively, Minnesotans say they are proud of the state’s waters. Visits up to the lake are cherished parts of many lives and the state walleye fishing opener is practically a state holiday. Yet 41% of the state’s waters are “impaired,” and failing water systems will cost billions of dollars to repair. Leaders from state government and the University will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Minnesota’s water future, and some of the ways the University can contribute to addressing the issues.

Panelists include:
Glenn Skuta, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Jessica Hellmann, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
Anna Henderson, Water Advisor to Governor Mark Dayton
Jennifer Tonko, Minnesota Humanities Center

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the IAS ( 612-626-5054) at least two weeks prior to the event.

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