Water Reuse

Make a bigger pie!

Freshwater is dedicated to making water reuse a more feasible option for Minnesota. In a state with shared groundwater management, a lot of people are eyeing the slices of the pie, trying to figure out how to get a larger share. Freshwater also wants Minnesota to be thinking about how to make the pie bigger.

On May 2, 2016, Freshwater co-hosted a Water Reuse Workshop with Capitol Region Watershed District. We brought together over 120 professionals from all sectors involved with reuse to discuss barriers and identify solutions. Feedback received throughout the day was used to inform the Water Reuse Workshop Proceedings Report, which contains summaries of the presentations, recommendations, and case study descriptions.

The proceedings also informed a chapter in the second The Water Underground report, Stretching Supplies. The first report in the series — Reframing the Local Groundwater Picture — looks at sustainable groundwater supply through three urgency-related scenarios, identifying recommendations to improve local groundwater management. The third report — Implications for Agriculture and Opportunities for Change — explores the intersection between agriculture and groundwater supply.