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IonE Second Mondays: Protecting Source Water, Ensuring Drinking Water

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Institute on the Environment, Learning and Environmental Sciences Building Atrium, 1954 Buford Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, USA

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Monday, April 8
Protecting Source Water, Ensuring Drinking Water
LES Building Atrium
Doors open at 3:15 p.m.
Conversation from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

More than 75 percent of Minnesotans drink groundwater – which means they also drink what we put onto our land. Some contaminants and bacteria can be removed through water treatment, but it’s often cheaper and safer to keep out unwanted elements in the first place.

All of this means keeping drinking water clean for all Minnesotans will require thinking creatively and most likely changing land management in the places closest to wells. But how do we choose where to protect, what to do, and how to pay for it? How could Minnesota lead the way for other states looking to ensure safe drinking water?

Join us for our third and final Second Monday of the spring season, where a panel of Minnesota-based experts will dig into these questions from a range of perspectives.

The conversation will feature Tannie Eshenhauer of the Minnesota Department of Health, Jacob Jungers, assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics (CFANS), and Emily Vikre of Duluth-based Vikre Distillery. Our moderator is Kate Brauman,director of IonE’s Global Water Initiative and leader of IonE’s Impact Goal focused on ensuring safe drinking water for all Minnesotans.

This event is free and open to the public.
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About IonE Second Mondays:

The Institute on the Environment’s Second Monday series brings together a panel of experts – from within the University of Minnesota and beyond – to ask big questions, discuss collaborative projects, and dive into other cross-cutting sustainability issues. Visit our website, and stay tuned for details about our other Second Monday events this semester.


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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking and transformation to the Institute on the Environment is located here. The majority of parking on the St Paul Campus does encur a fee.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Events Manager, Kimberly Long (longx296@umn.edu).

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