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IonE Second Mondays: Protecting Source Water, Ensuring Drinking Water
April 8, 2019 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Monday, April 8
Protecting Source Water, Ensuring Drinking Water
LES Building Atrium
Doors open at 3:15 p.m.
Conversation from 3:45 – 5:00 p.m.
More than 75 percent of Minnesotans drink groundwater – which means they also drink what we put onto our land. Some contaminants and bacteria can be removed through water treatment, but it’s often cheaper and safer to keep out unwanted elements in the first place.
All of this means keeping drinking water clean for all Minnesotans will require thinking creatively and most likely changing land management in the places closest to wells. But how do we choose where to protect, what to do, and how to pay for it? How could Minnesota lead the way for other states looking to ensure safe drinking water?
Join us for our third and final Second Monday of the spring season, where a panel of Minnesota-based experts will dig into these questions from a range of perspectives.
The conversation will feature Tannie Eshenaur of the Minnesota Department of Health, Jacob Jungers, assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics (CFANS), and Emily Vikre of Duluth-based Vikre Distillery. Our moderator is Kate Brauman,director of IonE’s Global Water Initiative and leader of IonE’s Impact Goal focused on ensuring safe drinking water for all Minnesotans.