All About Wisconsin’s H2O: Water@UW-Madison Symposium, May 9th

On the morning of Tuesday, May 9th, dozens of researchers from across Wisconsin will gather at Gordon Commons on the UW-Madison campus for Water@UW-Madison’s half-day symposium discussing all sorts of water-related research going on in the state.

Gordon Commons, UW-Madison.

The event will feature 30 “speed talks” on topics ranging from infectious diseases in groundwater, the health of Wisconsin’s rivers, reviving Green Bay’s “dead zones,” the latest research on invasive species and much, much more.
We will conclude the morning with a panel discussion of the future of freshwater research at the University of Wisconsin. I you’d like to know more about what’s going on in Wisconsin’s waters, this event is for you!
The event is free and open to the public. Coffee and snacks provided. It will run from 8am to 1pm.

Top Photo by Hilary Dugan

4 thoughts on “All About Wisconsin’s H2O: Water@UW-Madison Symposium, May 9th”

  1. Curious about progress on Green Bay “dead zone”…
    A long time ago I studied DO depletion in west-central Lake Erie. I have been away from the Great Lakes since 1979 and have not kept up with the research.
    Does the current thinking conclude, if nutrient inputs were curtailed (non-point sources being a huge problem) that recovery in Green Bay is possible? Or does the current science suggest that re-fertilization will present a continuing problem?

    1. Hi Roy, the current thinking is that, even if current inputs were curtailed, legacy phosphorus (or the stuff still in the soil and the sediment) could continue to “fertilize” the bay for decades. That said, eventually we’d see a rebound in water quality and, indeed, models suggest that a freshwater ecosystem responds pretty quickly to a reduction in nutrient loading.

  2. Hello.
    infectious diseases in groundwater is a critical issue for the globe. Although this is man-made but combined initiative and cooperation can help greatly to reduce the issue. Hope periodical such gathering of researcher will encourage another state to do so for keeping the infectious diseases in groundwater under control.
    Thank you for the beautiful writing.

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