Minnesota is one of a handful of states that does a pretty good job of looking out for its water resources. One could argue that we have an abundance of fresh water that many of us take for granted. The system allows for significant local control, and funding levels are relatively high. Successes abound in some sectors and regions, while progress in others seems unable to keep pace with land alterations that degrade water.
Our speaker today is Steve Woods, Executive Director of the Fresh Water Society. Steve has worked water issues from the private, public, and non-profit sectors, and will explain why decades of data have turned into knowledge that is spurring on-the-ground actions to make things better.