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Sip of Science: Minnesota's Water Challenge

  • Aster Cafe 125 Southeast Main Street Minneapolis, MN, 55414 United States (map)

From the website: St. Anthony Falls Laboratory Presents: Minnesota’s Water Challenge: Managing a sustainable harvest of an "invisible" resource

A SIP OF SCIENCE bridges the gap between science and culture in a setting that bridges the gap between brain and belly.  Food, beer, and learning are on the menu in a happy hour forum that puts science in context through storytelling.

Is Minnesota running out of water?  Is our groundwater use draining all the water from our aquifers, lakes, rivers and wetlands?  Like all of Minnesota’s natural resources, the use of our water resources is required to meet the needs of our communities and commerce. Yet, the natural ecological systems we value as Minnesotans also rely on clean and plentiful water.  The task ahead for our state is to find a balance, creating a sustainable harvest of groundwater and surface water that meets the needs of our society and the needs of the ecosystems we cherish. Join us as Paul Putzier from the Minnesota DNR explores the fine line of managing our water resources.

The talk takes place during happy hour at the Aster Cafe || Food and Drink Available for Purchase

Paul F. Putzier is a Lead Hydrogeologist in the Hydrogeology & Groundwater Unit of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, supporting the department’s efforts to manage water resources sustainably. Paul’s works on the agency’s new Groundwater Management Area program.  He is the Project Manager for the North & East Metro Groundwater Management Area, which includes all or parts of Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington Counties.