Minnesota Stormwater Seminar 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, professionals, and researchers. Seminars include a presentation, panel discussion, and Q&A with participants. 

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2024 Seminars

  • January 18: Capturing and quantifying coarse organic matter in urban stormwater - John Chapman, Univ. of MN
  • February 22: Performance of Stormwater Products and Practices: Why it Matters - Seth Brown, NMSA
  • March 14: Rethinking Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Place - Ashlynn Stillwell, Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • April 18: Plants and vegetation in stormwater practices - John Bly
  • May 16: Urban Long Term Ecological Restoration (LTER) Project - Sarah Hobbie
  • June 20: Lauren McPhillips


Trees, Ponds, and Watersheds: Long-Term Ecological Research to Understand People and Water in Cities

Thursday May 16, 10a – 12pm

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Urban Long Term Ecological Research project (MSP LTER) is an NSF-funded project exploring interactions between people and nature in the Twin Cities to understand how urban ecosystems respond to rapid environmental and social change and inform approaches to addressing environmental inequities. After introducing the broader suite of MSP LTER research questions related to pollinator communities, urban forests, and aquatic ecosystems, this presentation will highlight research focused on urban watersheds and surface waters.

Plants for Stormwater Design, Interactive Selection Tool for Stormwater Professionals and the Public

Thursday April 18

Green infrastructure (rain gardens, bioinfiltration) requires choosing the correct plants for the site, soils, and situation. Join us for this seminar featuring the results of a recently completed research project - Plants for Stormwater Design, Interactive Selection Tool for Stormwater Professionals and the Public.

Rethinking Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Place

Thursday March 14, 2024 10:00am - 12:00pm

Green stormwater infrastructure can function reliably in combination with grey infrastructure under a wide range of conditions, with important environmental justice considerations in sustainable stormwater management.