This event is for members of the North Central Region Water Network's Green Infrastructure Community of Practice.
The Green Infrastructure Community of Practice or GI CoP is an Extension-Sea Grant collaboration working to support outreach professionals advancing community stormwater management and green infrastructure practices. Minnesota Sea Grant staff, John Bilotta and Maggie Karschnia will share the growth and success of the Minnesota Stormwater Research and Technology Transfer Program since 2016 and how it pairs applied research with technology transfer, more commonly known as extension education.
The University of Minnesota Water Resources Center in collaboration with the Minnesota Stormwater Research Council developed a robust Minnesota Stormwater Research and Technology Transfer Program to advance urban stormwater management and policy through the completion of applied research. Through this unique collaboration, stormwater professionals and researchers across Minnesota are engaged in multisector research to prevent, minimize, and mitigate urban stormwater impacts by studying existing and innovative structural and nonstructural practices, policies, and management techniques.
John Bilotta, water resource management and policy extension educator, Minnesota Sea Grant, email@example.com.
Maggie Karschnia, Minnesota Sea Grant & Water Resources Center stormwater extension educator, firstname.lastname@example.org.