Minnesota Water Resources Conference

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  • Dates: October 16–17, 2018
  • Location: Saint Paul RiverCentre
  • Credits: 0.675 CEUs/6.75 PDHs for each day; to receive full credit participants should attend all scheduled events
  • Connect online: Use hashtag #mnwrc18 on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

Immerse yourself in innovative, practical, and applied water resource engineering solutions, management techniques, and current research about Minnesota’s water resources. The Minnesota Water Resources Conference is an opportunity to address:

  • lessons learned from the implementation of engineering projects
  • best practices discovered in the design and application of water resource management techniques
  • implications of water policy decisions
  • research into current and emerging issues.

Sponsored by

and the College of Continuing and Professional Studies, University of Minnesota

Cosponsored by

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
Minnesota Section, American Society of Civil Engineers
Minnesota Sea Grant College Program, University of Minnesota
Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota


Tuesday, October 17

Plenary Session: Communicating Science for Action 

Amy Skoczlas Cole, American Public Media

Luncheon Session: Water Quality and Agriculture 

Greg Page, Retired Chairman and CEO, Cargill, Incorporated


Wednesday, October 18

Plenary Session: Water Quality and Microorganisms: Protecting Recreation and Public Health 

Mike Sadowsky, University of Minnesota


Luncheon Session: Tribal Water Resources Issues 

Nancy Schuldt, Fond du Lac Environmental Program

Location & Accommodations


Saint Paul RiverCentre, 175 Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, Minnesota.


RiverCentre parking ramp, on Kellogg Boulevard across the street from RiverCentre.


Convenient bus service to the RiverCentre is available. Call Metropolitan Transit, 612-373-3333, for specific route information.

Social Media and Mobile App

Twitter Hashtag #MNWRC18

Engage in the conference “backchannel” by using the hashtag #MNWRC17 prior to and during the conference to meet new colleagues and network with other conference participants.

Contact Us

Registration Questions

For Program Questions: Katherine Hagberg
612-624-4230 | ccapsconf3@umn.edu