The CREATE Initiative advances research and education at the intersection of water and equity through community engagement, interdisciplinary scholarship, and graduate training. 

Funded by the University of Minnesota’s Grand Challenges Research Initiative, the CREATE Initiative addresses real world problems that matter to society at the nexus of ensuring clean water and fostering just and equitable communities.

By centering the values, needs, and narratives of communities, we are co-developing solutions to critical problems at the nexus of water and equity.

The CREATE team is made up of a diverse group of interdisciplinary scholars, community leaders, and engaged researchers.

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