Fresh water is the most important substance on Earth, but it isn’t equally distributed across the planet. How many benefits do the world’s largest lakes provide? Interdisciplinary research begins to explore this complex question.
The work collected here was written about and on the sovereign land of many First Nations. The place it was assembled—the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities—is a land-grant institution that operates on Mni Sota Makoce (called Minnesota), Dakota land, and alongside and over the Mississippi River whose watershed is the major artery of Turtle Island (called North America).