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Protecting Our Water Resources –
A Forum for Policymakers
A three-part series hosted by the West Metro Water Alliance
The first two forums have been customized to address urban and rural areas.
These workshops will be offered as two sessions – one tailored to urban and
developed suburban communities and the second to developing suburban
and rural communities.
A description of each forum is available at www.hennepin.us/waterforums
Each forum will include:
- Keynote speaker
- Presentation covering the latest techniques and planning tools
- Presentations of case studies, specific examples, successful projects,
research, development, and regulation
- Panel discussion
- A light dinner will be served.
Forum cost and registration
The cost for each Workshop is $10.
Workshop 1 – Understanding Volume Management
Registration is required by Thursday , May 26 (Urban/Suburban)
Workshop 2 – Understanding Nutrient Management
Registration is required by Wednesday, May 11 (Urban/Suburban) and
Friday, May 20 (Suburban/Rural)
Workshop 3 – Understanding TMDLs and Watershed Planning
Registration is required by Friday, September 16
Who should attend these forums?
These forums will offer information that will be useful to anyone with a role
in making decisions and developing policies regarding water quality and the
management of water resources.
The series is targeted to policymakers, including city council members, city
officials, planning commission members, other advisory committees, city
staff, and parks and rec officials and staff.
Why are the topics covered in these forums important?
Your residents think water quality is an important issue. In a telephone
survey conducted for WMWA, 75 percent of respondents believe that clean
water is very important, even considering all the other issues and needs
facing their communities.