2016 State of Water Conference


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The State of Water




More than 200 Minnesotans came together April 14-15, 2016 for the State of Water Conference at the Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria. With more than 40 presenters speaking in 24 sessions and 4 workshops, this conference focused on preparing attendees for a year of action to address the health of their lakes, streams, and wetlands.

Check out the session descriptions for an overview of what was discussed, and view the complete presentations for each session here.

Featured speakers were:

  • Thursday Keynote: Ron Schara of Minnesota Bound
  • Conversation with Agency Leaders: DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr, and BWSR Executive Director John Jaschke, and MPCA Director of Environmental Analysis and Outcomes Division Shannon Lotthammer
  • Friday Keynote: Governor Mark Dayton

This conference was hosted by Freshwater Society, Conservation Minnesota, and University of Minnesota Extension. Primary sponsors for the conference were the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Board of Soil and Water Resources, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Stay tuned for information on the next State of Water Conference!