U of M Gets $4.3M to Study Impact of Land Use on Water Quality
The University of Minnesota will be getting $4.3 million to look at interactions between climate, water, and land-use systems.
The five-year Water Sustainability and Climate grant comes from the National Science Foundation. It will be used to look at the impacts of land use and climate change on water quality, specifically looking at the Minnesota River Basin.
The researchers will use the project to come up with a system to help guide decisions and policy-making for healthy environments. According to the university, many of the state’s waterways already exceed recommended amounts of sediment and nutrients.