Water Resources Center

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

Minnesotans and Their Water Survey


From the water we drink and use to grow our food, to the lakes and rivers that provide recreation for us and habitat for wildlife, Minnesota's water supply is vital, precious and worth protecting.

The Minnesota State Legislature has charged the Water Resources Center with designing a framework on how and when to make investments that will ensure the purity and abundance of Minnesota’s water for generations to come. And because the state’s water resources belong to the people of Minnesota, the framework team has created a Citizen/Stakeholder Advisory Group tasked with gathering public opinion via surveys and listening sessions on a range of water issues—from boating to agricultural practices.

Here’s your chance to be heard on issues of water quality, water usage and priorities--–please share your opinions by answering the following questions. Survey responses will be tallied and used to guide the framework’s final set of recommendations. With the goal of 10,000 responses, the Minnesotans and Their Water Survey will continue through summer 2010. The results of the survey will be posted this fall on the Framework's main page. To be notified of the results, sign up for regular Framework email updates.

If you have additional comments or questions about the project, please email us at water@umn.edu. Learn more about the Minnesota Water Sustainability Framework.

Click here to take the Minnesotans and Their Water Survey>>