Ecology under ice

February 16, 2024

UMD and Water Resources Science student research is advancing our understanding of lake ecology in the winter.

Opinion: Gaps in governance drive drinking water problems in Minnesota

February 14, 2024


More public interest is needed to ensure the continued reliability of our water infrastructure. We recently completed an assessment of drinking water governance for the state of Minnesota. Here we want to draw attention to recent local problems that underline why it is needed.


Diving into a blue economy with U of M researchers

February 12, 2024

A U of M researcher team on Great Lakes ReNEW, a regional innovation engines program, was awarded up to $160 million from the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Tracking changes in snow dynamics in northern Minnesota watersheds

February 7, 2024

by Mariel Jones, Doctoral student, Water Resources Science

In Minnesota we love to complain about snow. Is there too much? “I’ve been shoveling all day!” Not enough? “We can’t go sledding!” Snow in October? “Where’s Fall?!” Snow in May? “Where’s Spring?!” Recent snow patterns in Minnesota show that climate change is directly affecting our winters, thus creating myriad opportunities for conversations about snow.

Increasing Golden Shiner Bait Production in Minnesota

February 7, 2024

The University of Minnesota Sea Grant (MNSG) program and partners are investigating new strategies for producing Golden Shiner fish for Minnesota’s bait industry. The project is supported by a three-year $188,000 grant from the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources.