On Friday evening, April 27th, Jean Coleman from the University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center will be speaking on "Freshwater Issues - State, National, and Global" at The St. James Hotel’s Laurentine Room at 7:00 pm.
In 2009, the Minnesota Legislature authorized Clean Water Funds for the development of the Minnesota Water Sustainability Framework. The University of Minnesota Water Resources Center collaborated with over 200 partners in the creation of this 25-year plan to protect and preserve Minnesota's lakes, rivers and groundwater. The report addresses a range of issues including; drinking water quality, storm water management, agricultural and industrial water use, surface and groundwater interactions, ecological needs, invasive species and Minnesota's water infrastructure system - all within the context of changing climate, demographics and land use and development. The report is available at: wrc.umn.edu.
Jean Coleman is an attorney and land use planner. As a consultant, Jean has over twenty years of experience managing increasingly complex policy development and resource protection programs in Minnesota, the upper Midwest and northeast states. Jean was project coordinator for the Minnesota Water Sustainability Framework (MWSF) project of the University of Minnesota's Water Resources Center. The Water Resources Center collaborated with over 200 partners in the creation of this 25-year plan to protect and preserve Minnesota's lakes, rivers and groundwater. Prior to the Framework, Jean coordinated the development of the Minnesota Statewide Conservation and Preservation Plan (SCPP) for the Legislative Citizens Commission on Minnesota Resources. Jean is the author of several guidebooks for local governments on how to incorporate natural resources into land use decisions. As adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota Law School, Jean teaches the Environmental Sustainability Policy Clinic teaching students project management and client service in the context of environmental sustainability.
Jean Coleman: http://www.crplanning.com/pdfs/jeanresume.pdf
Full Earth Month Calendar: http://www.red-wing.org/media/files/sustainability/earthday2012.pdf