Water Values and Equity in Minnesota

Access to a safe, reliable water supply is a top priority for Minnesotans. However, the ways that Minnesotans value, use, and benefit from clean water varies greatly across communities and cultures. An ongoing project supported by the Metropolitan Council examines the multiple cultural values of water in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area through participatory social science research. The research will illuminate the ways Twin Cities residents view water systems, those who manage water systems, and the value of those services. That research can help inform equitable water planning and management across the Twin Cities Metropolitan area, from water supply to stormwater management.

Project lead: Bonnie Keeler

Contact: Ryan Noe