Search, Share, Coordinate
The Minnesota Water Research Digital Library is a user-friendly, searchable inventory of water research relevant to Minnesota, with emphasis on publications from 2000 forward. The Library provides one-stop access to all types of water research, enabling water managers, researchers, engaged citizens and others to easily find, share, and coordinate research to support their efforts to protect, conserve, manage and restore water in Minnesota.
As of the end of 2018, the Library includes nearly 2,800 diverse research articles and scientific reports. It is expected to grow steadily in quantity and quality as partner organizations begin curating collections of scientific-technical articles in their areas of expertise.
History and Future of the Library
Between 2008 and 2010, Minnesota stakeholders ranging from stormwater managers to agricultural groups, a Clean Water Council work group, and the Clean Water Fund Interagency Research Team, identified the need for a centralized, easy-to-access inventory of current water research to support water protection, restoration, and management activities across the state. The Minnesota Water Research Digital Library was developed to meet this need.
MDA currently manages the Library, and a diverse Steering Team oversees its long-term management and growth. MDA is developing partnerships with other agencies and organizations to collect, enter and curate articles on water research topics in which they specialize.