Institute for Advanced Study Presents

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

IAS Thursdays
Feb 2017
About the Event

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.