Mississippi River Forum

The Mississippi River Forum seeks to increase coordination between a multidisciplinary group of water resources practitioners and decision-makers. The Forum is also an opportunity for practitioners to connect their work to those in different fields who also impact the quality of the river.
Upcoming Events

"From the River to the Tap: Making the Mississippi into Drinking Water"
Friday, October 16 from 8:00-10:00 a.m.
George Kraynick, City of Minneapolis Water Treatment and Distribution Services
City of Minneapolis Water Treatment Plant (4100 E. River Road, Fridley, MN 55421)

Light breakfast provided. Free.
PLEASE NOTE: Participation in this event is limited, and advance registration will be required.
RSVP to Lark Weller at lark_weller@nps.gov or 651-293-8442.

You may already know that much of the Twin Cities uses the Mississippi River as its drinking water source, including the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Crystal, Columbia Heights, Golden Valley, New Hope, Maplewood, and Roseville. But how is river water--where litter collects and upstream wastewater is returned--transformed to some of the best drinking water in the country? What are some of the challenges that face drinking water providers as they deliver clean water to us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year? Join us for this special Mississippi River Forum, hosted by (and held at) the Minneapolis Water Treatment Plant. After George's presentation, we will take a tour of the facility. If you haven't yet seen how your drinking water is produced, you owe it to yourself to be there!

George Kraynick is the Laboratory Supervisor for the City of Minneapolis' Water Treatment Plant.

The Mississippi River Forum is made possible by the generous support of the Mississippi River Fund and the McKnight Foundation.

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