Several Streams of Water Policy

The Freshwater legislative focus is on two major water issues, one surface water and one groundwater, and one funding issue, that Legacy Funds are spent in accordance with the Clean Water Council’s recommendations. Our ongoing relationship with Conservation Strategies is critical to this work. They work to get the bills heard and schedule our meetings … Read more

Groundwater Governance in the Great Lakes Region

Freshwater launched a year-long project funded by the Joyce Foundation with an all-team, virtual meeting during the first week of March. The team is also growing! Workgroups are being built out, in part with volunteers that The Joyce Foundation identified during proposal writing and review. Mary Manydeeds, a hydrologist with the Bureau of Indian Affairs … Read more

Groundwater Governance in the Great Lakes Region: A Comparative Study with Engagement

Freshwater will lead a one-year project “Groundwater Governance in the Great Lakes Region: A Comparative Study with Engagement” funded by Chicago-based Joyce Foundation A team of researchers and facilitators from Freshwater, the University of Minnesota Humphrey School, and Water365, a Milwaukee-based firm, was selected from eight teams that submitted proposals to compare approaches to regulating … Read more

Freshwater Supports Governor Walz’s Budget Recommendations for Clean Water Fund

St. Paul, MN. Earlier today, Governor Walz released his budget for legislative consideration, in which he followed the recommendations of the Clean Water Council for how to appropriate funding from the Clean Water Fund. Freshwater applauds this alignment and encourages the legislature to continue to respect Clean Water Council recommendations during deliberations. “Ensuring that Clean … Read more