University of Wisconsin–Madison

Spring Symposium

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Fall Poster Session

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Science Communication Workshop

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Previous Events


May 9  Spring Symposium

With a theme of “Connecting People and Water Scholarship through Better Communication”, this symposium featured Jerry Apps (professor emeritus, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences) as well as Sharon Dunwoody (professor emerita, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication), Finn Ryan (Emmy-nominated environmental filmmaker), and Moira Harrington (Assistant Director for Communications, WI Sea Grant). In addition, 24 speakers presented 5-minute speed talks on a broad range of water research topics. See more.

May 9  Science Communication Workshop

Dovetailing with the theme of the Spring Symposium, Water@UW-Madison worked with Holly Walter Kerby and Jessica Courtier of Wisconsin Story Works to offer a science communication workshop on “What Story Can Teach Us About Science Communication”. See more.

March 15  Weston Roundtable and Luncheon

Featured Dr. Mark LeChevallier, former Vice President and Chief Science Advisor of American Water Works Company, Inc., as the Weston Roundtable speaker. In addition, Water@UW-Madison hosted a separate luncheon for related PIs and graduate students to discuss the current challenges facing drinking water systems.

  • 2017

    October 24  |  Fall Poster Session

    The 2nd annual poster session featured 34 water research posters from 10 different departments on campus as well as from organization partners such as the WI Department of Natural Resources and UW-Extension. See more.

    May 9  |  Spring Symposium

    Over 30 speakers representing at least 12 campus departments and 7 off-campus partners presented their water-related research via 5-minute “speed talks”. A panel discussion on “What can we do to catalyze freshwater scholarship to best serve the needs of the state?” concluded the morning.

    February 6  |  Faculty Dinner

    A small group of 9 faculty and PIs joined together for dinner at Steenbock’s on Orchard to engage with one another and informally brainstorm for the future of the Water@UW-Madison organization.

  • 2016

    October 28  |  Fall Poster Session

    The inaugural Water@UW-Madison poster session featured 45 water research posters from 12 campus departments and offered attendees the opportunity to submit design ideas for the Water@UW-Madison logo.