The theme for this year’s symposium is “Connecting People and Water Scholarship Through Better Communication – On Campus and Beyond.”
In addition to a series of 21 speed talks highlighting water research on the UW-Madison campus and beyond, we will feature presentations from several “Science Storytellers” who use different media to communicate water research to a broad audience. Following each session of talks, don’t miss opportunities to chat with our experts over snacks and coffee and a panel discussion on “Science Communication for Maximum Impact” to conclude the day.
This event is free and open to the public. See below for a complete list of speakers and topics, a complete agenda of the day’s events can be seenhere.
Waukesha County, Republican pols tried and failed to kill it.
The Calatrava Addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum
Sunset on the lakefront, summer 2018
Milwaukee River empties into Lake Michigan
On the Downtown Riverwalk, looking to the Hoan Bridge
Wisconsin wind farm, east of Waupun
86 turbines overcame Walker's blockade
Skylight illumination in Milwaukee City Hall
The historic 19th-century building has stone floors, copper decoration, and iron work by the famous artisan Cyril Kolnic. Stop in and walk around.
What water, wetland protection is all about
"A little fill here and there may seem to be nothing to become excited about. But one fill, though comparatively inconsequential, may lead to another, and another, and before long a great body may be eaten away until it may no longer exist. Our navigable waters are a precious natural heritage, once gone, they disappear forever," wrote the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its 1960 opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC and buttressing The Public Trust Doctrine, Article IX of the Wisconsin State Constitution.
Lake Michigan in winter
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