Executive Committee

The Water@UW-Madison Executive Committee is an annually elected body responsible for programming decisions of the organization and working to achieve the mission and goals of Water@UW-Madison. If you have questions or suggestions for the Executive Committee, or you are interested in joining the committee for the next academic year, please contact one of the committee members.

Committee Chairs

Caroline Gottschalk Druschke

Faculty, Department of English

caroline.gottschalk.druschke@wisc.edu

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Research Topics: Stream restoration, flooding, freshwater management, public engagement, narrative, Driftless Area

Outgoing Chair

Jennifer Hauxwell

Associate Director, Aquatic Sciences Center

jennifer.hauxwell@aqua.wisc.edu

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Research Topics: Effects of nutrient loading on aquatic environments, aquatic plant ecology and management, water resource and fisheries management, research program administration

Members-At-Large

Chad Cook

Land & Water Outreach Program Manager, Division of Extension, Natural Resources Institute

chad.cook@wisc.edu

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Outreach Topics: Water quality and non-point source pollution impacts, forestry outreach to landowners, citizen science, invasive species

Moira Harrington

Assistant Director for Communications Wisconsin Sea Grant

moira@aqua.wisc.edu

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Research Topics: Communications

John Exo

Water Quality Programs Coordinator

john.exo@wisc.edu

Research Topics: Groundwater nitrates from agriculture; Coordinate CALS & Extension outreach and response to challenges of nitrates from agriculture

Natalie Chin

Climate and Tourism Outreach Specialist Wisconsin Sea Grant

nchin5@aqua.wisc.edu

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Research Topics: Climate change, tourism and outdoor recreation, regional modeling, community engagement

Grace Wilkinson

Faculty, Freshwater and Marine Sciences

gwilkinson@wisc.edu 

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Research Topics: Integrative Biology; Aquatic-terrestrial linkages, lake biogeochemistry, aquatic food webs 

Yiying Xiong

Associate Director, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Institute

yiying.xiong@wisc.edu

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Research Topics: Hydropower Engineering, Dam Safety, Dam Removal, Fish Passage, Hydrology and Hydraulics, Climate Change.

Michael Cardiff

Faculty, Department of Geoscience

cardiff@wisc.edu

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Research Topics: Aquifer characterization, inverse problems, environmental decision-making under uncertainty, water supply systems

Nathan Jandl

Assistant Director & Communications Director, UW-Madison Office of Sustainability

njandl@wisc.edu

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Research topics: sustainability, communication, climate anxiety, environmental humanities, environmental literature

Graduate Student Representatives

Emily Azevedo-Casey

PhD student, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Water@UW Executive Committee member

azevedocasey@wisc.edu

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Research Topics: nutrient management in watersheds, water quality policy, watershed stewardship and conservation, stakeholder engagement, collaborative planning, spatial data, social-ecological systems, science communication

Laura Bates

PhD Student, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

lmbates2@wisc.edu

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Research Topics: Stream ecology, watershed management, water quality, stakeholder engagement, nutrient management, biological indicators, limnology

Postdoc Liaison

Noah Stern

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Bacteriology

nstern2@wisc.edu

 

Research Topics: dissolved and particulate organic carbon, microbial metabolism, hyporheic zone.

Project Assistant

Ned Molder

PhD Student, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Water@UW Project Assistant

molder@wisc.edu

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