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

February 9, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

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 (ias@umn.edu 612-626-5054) at least two weeks prior to the event.

The program is part of the University Forum series, produced by the Institute for Advanced Study http://ias.umn.edu/2017/01/24/place-water-community/

Details

Date:
February 9, 2017
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://ias.umn.edu/2017/02/09/we-are-water/

Venue

Northrop Theater
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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