The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) is a public organization that works to protect and improve water and habitat in its urban watershed, which encompasses 40 square miles of fully developed urban lands and waters in Minneapolis and surrounding cities.
RIV’s Joshua Foss was contracted to lead a study to:
- Differentiate conventional and restorative water management approaches
- Benchmark and assess the MWMO watershed infrastructure (drinking supply, wastewater, stormwater, and surface water) in relation to restorative water goals
- Establish the role of integrated utility centers within a restorative urban watershed
- Provide associated siting and cost-benefit analysis of a network of integrated utility systems within the watershed
The report provided valuable context for the MWMO to understand the benefits of an integrated and restorative approach to water management.