Minnesota Stormwater Seminar and Research Spotlight Series

Mississippi river connecting downtown Minneapolis and St. Anthony Falls Lab.

Seminars are held monthly at 10 a.m.

The Minnesota Stormwater Seminar Series provides an opportunity to learn about the most recent research, discoveries and case studies around urban stormwater management specifically for an audience of stormwater practitioners and professionals. Seminars include a presentation, panel discussion and Q&A with participants. The seminar series in 2023 will feature a new evolution and growth that includes three elements:

  1. National scholar presentations and panels highlighting what they’ve learned and how they’ve pushed the boundaries in the stormwater arena.
  2. Results from Minnesota Research Council projects.
  3. Stormwater practice and management approaches. The seminars will continue to be led by SAFL and the WRC and welcome the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as a collaborator. 

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2023 Seminar series schedule

  • February 23: In-person & Virtual
  • March 16: In-person & Virtual
  • April 6: Virtual only
  • May 18: In-person & Virtual
  • June 15: In-person & Virtual
  • July 20: In-person & Virtual
  • August 17: Virtual only
  • September 21: In-person & Virtual
  • October 12: In-person & Virtual
  • November 16: In-person & Virtual
  • December 14: In-person & Virtual


Road salt impacts: Stormwater, surface water, groundwater, ecosystems and drinking water supplies

Thursday February 23, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm

Understanding the factors that control chloride (and sodium) concentrations is essential to inform efforts to improve deicing salt application practices and reduce impacts on ecosystems and drinking water quality.

Infiltration as a stormwater management practice

Thursday January 19, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm

This seminar will focus on some of the challenges in using infiltration as a stormwater management practice, discuss ways to address some of those challenges, and highlight current research, efforts, and resources available to practitioners and professionals.  

Street sweeping for water quality: A panel discussion

November 10, 2022 10 - 11:30 a.m.

The November 10th Research Spotlight will invite a leading street sweeping researcher, staff from the MPCA, and two professionals applying the research directly into their work to discuss the latest research, pollution credits, and the next steps in street sweeping research.