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About Water Resources

The University of Minnesota Extension Water Resource team connects community needs and University resources to address Minnesota's critical water resource issues. We model effective education to ensure safe and sustainable water resources. And we provide expertise and collaborative support for watershed and water basin resources, stormwater education, shoreland education, and sewage treatment education for homeowners, communities, and professionals.

Our projects have stabilized the shoreline of Lake Superior, teach communities how to construct rain gardens, and work with counties to develop sustainable action plans to address local water quality concerns.

University of Minnesota Extension takes into account diverse views and multiple land uses by drawing on our expertise in agriculture, natural resources, and citizen leadership. Working with local communities, Extension employs a balanced, research-based, solution-focused approach, providing a trusted source of accurate information. Our goal is to coordinate diverse interest groups, engage citizens in watershed planning and education, and provide evaluation and technical expertise in areas of safe drinking water, aquatic invasive species, drainage, water valuation, nutrient management, and program evaluation.

Join our efforts to bring scientific solutions to challenges like sustaining biodiversity, meeting energy demands, and fostering effective land use decisions by donating to Extension's environment programs.

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