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In Minnesota we are used to thinking of water as a plentiful resource, not a limited one. Yet this past summer's drought, White Bear Lake’s record-low levels, increased use of irrigation, and other recent headlines have reminded us of the need to look critically at our groundwater resources and recognize where and why they may be constrained.
This issue will be addressed by an upcoming policy forum, "Minnesota’s Groundwater Supply: Policy Challenges and Opportunities," hosted by Environmental Initiative. The forum will review the current state of the science of Minnesota’s groundwater supply and then delve into the range of perspectives on the challenges and opportunities that we face in managing our groundwater a more sustainable way. The event will take place on Nov. 29 in Plymouth.
Through focused discussion amongst expert panelists, participants, and decision-makers we will explore how we can move forward in the face of ongoing uncertainties, as well as potential new approaches to governing, allocating, or consuming water that may lead to a more fair and sustainable system. Participants will have the opportunity to identify issues for further discussion and to learn about and generate their own ideas for addressing the challenges of sustainably managing our groundwater supply.
Contact Andrea Robbins
Manager of Environmental Projects
(612) 334-3388 ext.109