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Iowa city facing challenges downstream of agriculture

Iowa city facing challenges downstream of agriculture Posted November 23, 2015 You’ve probably seen it in the news: Des Moines Water Works is suing three upstream drainage districts over costs to … Read more Iowa city facing challenges downstream of agriculture

More from the California Laboratory of Desperate Water Policy

We haven’t checked in with California since our April 9 posting—frankly, it’s so easy to pull news items out of about their plight that we find ourselves needing to check … Read more More from the California Laboratory of Desperate Water Policy

Openings on a New (old) Committee to Advise the MPCA

Governor Dayton is looking for good candidates for a new committee to advise the MPCA. This Committee replaces the MPCA Citizens Board eliminated during the 2015 Legislative Special Session. The … Read more Openings on a New (old) Committee to Advise the MPCA

Dr. Louis Guillette

Dr. Louis Guillette, a researcher who was featured in our Moos Family Lecture Series back in September 2010, has recently passed away. His research on the impacts of environmental pollutants … Read more Dr. Louis Guillette

Minnesota: Land of 10,000 (complicated) Lakes

Lakes are complex. I was reminded of that again a week or so ago when I read about the results of an ongoing study by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency … Read more Minnesota: Land of 10,000 (complicated) Lakes

What it takes to make a difference

The Freshwater Society is in its third year of teaming up with Michelob Golden Light on the Celebrate Your Lake Contest, and it’s been a really great way to see … Read more What it takes to make a difference

Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and the inevitability of future events arriving

We all were warned by the demographers 20 years back that the boomers would stress the social security, pension, housing, and medical systems. Now it’s here. Similarly, rising atmospheric CO2 … Read more Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and the inevitability of future events arriving

California: laboratory of desperate water policy

“Let’s manage water like California.”  Can you imagine any Minnesotan saying that? Nope.  But there are things we will be watching and learning as California’s wretched water situation forces overdue … Read more California: laboratory of desperate water policy

San Diego water:  Somewhere between “unlimited” and “zero”

Regional water conservation is being applied in San Diego because they must–but is it enough? Minnesota is looking at regional water conservation because it’s smart for our long-term economic vitality and … Read more San Diego water:  Somewhere between “unlimited” and “zero”

Buffers are de rigueur!

Governor Dayton made a splash on January 16th with his surprise call for vegetated buffers along Minnesota’s waters. Far less surprising was the news out of Iowa that the Des … Read more Buffers are de rigueur!

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