Minnegram editor Christine Hansen retires

April 18, 2024

After a long career with the U of M Water Resources Center, Minnegram editor Chris Hansen will retire on April 19. In what will be her last Minnegram post, we asked her a little about her time with the WRC, and what she anticipates life will be like in her well deserved retirement. 

How innovation in technology used to manage and treat water could spur economic development

March 7, 2024

University of Minnesota researchers hope their work with a consortium will lead to economic benefits for the Great Lakes region.

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.