How is water managed in Minnesota? Is our system sustainable?
Water Governance Evaluation Project
The water governance evaluation project evaluated Minnesota's "water-related statutes, rules, and governing structures to streamline, strengthen, and improve sustainable water management.” (Laws 2011, Ch. 2, Art. 4, Sec. 33)
The MPCA's Water Governance Evaluation Report to the Legislature is now available. Read the summary of the report.
- NEW Water Governance Evaluation: Update 2014
- Water Governance Evaluation
- Water Governance Evaluation - Summary
- Water Governance Evaluation - Appendix D: Literature Survey
- Water Governance Evaluation References - available through MPCA website only (paper copies may be obtained through MPCA library):
- Partnerships in Water Management: Minnesota’s Challenge of the 1980’s
- Governor’s Briefing on Water Issues, December 19, 1984
- Protecting Minnesota’s Water; Priorities for the 1989-1991 Biennium
- Water Quality Program Evaluation Survey
- Draft Water Unification Plan 2002
- Preliminary Water Supply Vision and Strategies
MPCA staff worked with the other state agencies involved in water management to analyze existing programs and policies and develop recommendations:
- Board of Soil and Water Resources
- Metropolitan Council
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of Natural Resources
- Department of Health
MPCA also consulted with the University of Minnesota, Water Resource Center, and met a variety of state and local water management organizations to review the findings and recommendations in the report.
For additional information, contact Shannon Lotthammer.