Water governance in Minnesota

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.

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.