Lake Mendota, favorite site for UW-Madison water scholars since the late 1800s. Today, the scope and diversity of research extend far beyond this shore!

Connecting the Water Community at UW-Madison and beyond

6 Ways to Get Involved with Water@UW-Madison

1. Join us at our events

Present at the fall poster session, connect at the spring symposium, or join us at a happy hour.

2. Follow us on Twitter

Follow @WaterUWMadison for water-related news, events, and community.

3. Join the water listserv

For weekly newsletters and other announcements about water news and events on campus, join the water listserv by emailing To share a water event or announcement, email

4. Share your research and explore others'

Explore the who, what, and where of UW-Madison water research via the interactive Water@UW-Madison Story Map. Add your own projects so that you too are included in this showcase of water research led by UW-Madison around the state of Wisconsin and the world.

5. Become an affiliate

Faculty or staff with water-related work? Let us know you’d like to affiliate by sending a short list of your water-related research, teaching, or outreach interests to

6. Read a water book

After reading the 2018-2019 Go Big Read pick, “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” by Dan Egan, check out another book on our water reading list.