Sustainable Water Use in Minnesota

Chart of Twin Cities water usage 1940-present
Thursday, April 16, 2015

In a wide-ranging talk called "Land of 10,000 Lakes: Water for Our Future," Prof. Deborah L. Swackhamer, PhD, discussed Minnesota's water supply and possible shortages ahead. An article in MinnPost provides an overview of the lecture and includes charts demonstrating how Twin Cities water use has changed since the 1940s when the suburban building boom began. Prof. Swackhamer is on the faculty of the Water Resources Center, one of the Consortium's 19 member centers. A video of her presentation, part of the Minnesota Zoo's Our World Speaker Series, can be viewed here