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Feb. 5: Water Sustainability Lecture

Guest speaker to discuss “Water Sustainability: Planning for Future Generations.”

2014-02-06

Mankato, Minn. – Guest speaker Deborah Swackhamer, a faculty member and co-director of the Water Resources Center at the University of Minnesota, will give a talk, “Water Sustainability: Planning for Future Generations,” at Minnesota State University, Mankato, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in Ostrander Auditorium in the Centennial Student Union.

The event is free and open to the public. Community members who attend can receive a free parking pass for the university pay lot at the talk.

Swackhamer is the lead author of the “Minnesota Water Sustainability Framework,” a first-ever, comprehensive report commissioned by the 2009 Minnesota Legislature and designed to protect and preserve Minnesota lakes, rivers and groundwater for the 21st century and beyond.

More information about the “Minnesota Water Sustainability Framework” can be found at http://wrc.umn.edu/watersustainabilityframework/.

Swackhamer is a professor of science, technology, and public policy in the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a professor of environmental health services in the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health. She earned master’s and doctorate degrees in water chemistry and limnology & oceanography, respectively, from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. More information about the speaker can be found at http://wrc.umn.edu/people/deborahswackhamer/index.htm.

For more information about the talk, please contact Louis Schwartzkopf by phone at 507-387-4811 or by email at louis.schwartzkopf@mnsu.edu, or contact Monika Antonelli by phone at 507-389-2507 or by email at monika.antonelli@mnsu.edu.

This event is sponsored by the Minnesota State Mankato Environmental Committee.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions. 

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