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1 Faye Sleeper, Co-Director Water Resources Center

2 Who we are Current Partners Collaboration Challenges

3 Education – Water Resources Science Graduate Program – Citizens Research – Water quality – urban and agriculture – Social components Outreach/public engagement – Extension – on the ground – Policy – Training programs Staffing

4 Three Centers – 1994 study of all water initiatives – Three combined - 1996 Water Resources Research Institute Center for Agricultural Impacts on Water Minnesota Extension Water Quality Initiative

5 Bring people together – facilitate work Some direct outreach and research Respond to requests to collaborate Seek out collaborators when we identify issues Photo by Dave Hansen

6 State agencies Other land grant universities Federal agencies Other University departments, centers Local governments Photo by Dave Hansen

7 Water Resources Science Graduate Program Small research grants for faculty Onsite Sewage Treatment Program Wetland Delineation Program Web-based watershed training Photo by Dave Hansen

8 Human Dimensions of water management Economics of Manure Management MN Water Sustainability Framework Water Resources Conference SUSTAINABLE WATER USE DOES NOT HARM ECOSYSTEMS, DEGRADE WATER QUALITY, OR COMPROMISE THE ABILITY OF FUTURE GENERATIONS TO MEET THEIR OWN NEEDS. Minnesota Laws 2009, Chapter 172

9 Staff with various viewpoints and approaches University wide vs. college Small staff, many issues Funding Water is finally a huge issue, thus controversial Photo by Dave Hansen

10 Faye Sleeper 612-624-3738

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