Water Resources Center

The Water Resources Center is affiliated with the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and University of Minnesota Extension.

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Onsite industry magazine Onsite Installer features UM Onsite Sewage Treatment Program specialist Sara Heger

Sara Heger didn't set out to be an expert in onsite wastewater treatment. It just turned out that way. As an engineer for the University of Minnesota Onsite Sewage Treatment Program, Heger spends her time providing education at professional conferences, consulting on troubled systems and working on projects to improve the industry.

From childhood on, her experiences lined up to mostly bring her back to where she began- working the ground. She understands the industry because she lives it, and after 16 years as a wastewater engineer she has a broad insight into the issues facing the industry.

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Second Climate Adaptation Conference offers science, inspiration and awards

Building Minnesota’s Capacity for Climate Adaptation Conference was held Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Minneapolis Hyatt hotel. The 250 plus attendees heard about the effect of climate change on weather events from speakers Harold Brooks, National Severe Weather Laboratory, NOAA, and climate resilience strategies from Steve Adams Senior Program Advisor U.S. Climate Adaptation, Institute for Sustainable Communities. Read full article>>

WRC Minnegram CC article Brooks

Meteorologist Harold Brooks (NOAA, NSSL) addressed
his severe weather climatology research in the first
morning session. Brooks is pictured here with conference
planning team members Faye Sleeper (Interim Director,
WRC) and Mark Seeley (UM, Soil, Water and Climate.)






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Minnesota Water Resources Conference 2015 Call for Abstracts

Building Minnesota’s Capacity for Climate Adaptation Conference

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Minnesota Water Resources Conference 2014

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