Shared Water, Shared Responsibility: 
Engaging Minnesota’s Communities, Students, and Policy-Makers

March 23, 2017
5:15pm to 8:00pm
University of Minnesota Water Resources Students In Action will host a community discussion with key Minnesota policy makers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.  Co-sponsored by the University's Humphrey School of Public Affairs' Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy and the University's Water Resources Center, the event will address challenges facing clean water and explore how Minnesotans from all walks of life can play a role in promoting sustainable practices.

Inspired by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s Year of Water Action,  the event will include a reception and poster session on water research, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with policy experts from the Office of Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith and key state agencies including:
  • Paul Allwood, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health;
  • Rebecca Flood, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency;
  • Anna Henderson, Water Advisor, Office of Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith;
  • John Jaschke, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources;
  • Whitney Place, Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Department of Agriculture; and
  • Luke Skinner, Director, Division of Ecological and Water Resources, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.  Due to timing and availability, speakers are subject to change. For event and live-streaming details, visit the event webpage.