Research Brief: How socially and culturally diverse Minnesotans value water

February 6, 2024

Understanding how different communities value water and prioritize its protection is critical to effective policy and governance. University of Minnesota researchers in the Water Resources Center (WRC), Department of Forest Resources and others recently published in Society & Natural Resources exploring how socially and culturally diverse Minnesotans value water. While some values are universal — safe drinking water, for example — other values and priorities vary by sociocultural identities. Read the full brief.

This work was supported by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). Funding for this project was also provided by the Minnesota Stormwater Research Council and Clean Water Funds established by the Minnesota Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment.