Annual Water Meeting
It's not too soon to think about the annual meeting of the American Water Resources Association-Wisconsin Section. That takes place March 10-11, 2016, in the Wisconsin Dells.

Fact Sheets on Groundwater
Fact sheets about nitrates and arsenic in groundwater are available as free downloads.

Two New Wisconsin Water Fellowships - Apply!
Any student or postgraduate who will have graduated between summer 2015 and summer 2016, with a degree in an aquatic sciences-related field is eligible to apply for two new water-science-policy fellowships. This will be an annual opportunity. For 2016: Apply by March 11, 2016. The fellowship will be from June 1, 2016-May 31, 2017 (approximate dates).

Website Redesign on the Way
If you have trouble finding material on this website, particularly related to research projects, please contact Anne Moser, senior special librarian, Wisconsin Water Library. Her contact information is and (608) 262-3069. The Water Resources Institute website will be redesigned in the near future. In the meantime, thank you for your patience.

Projects and Publications
Wisconsin's water facts A resource guide to aquaculture Water Library for Kids
Wisconsin's Water Library

Water Resources Research
National Competitive Grants Program

The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation's water supply, including (but not limited to) evaluation of innovative approaches to water treatment, infrastructure design, retrofitting, maintenance, management, and replacement; exploration and advancement of our understanding of changes in the quantity and quality of Wisconsin Groundwater Research and Monitoring Competition water resources in response to a changing climate, population shifts, and land use changes; development of methods for better estimation of water supply, both surface and groundwater, including estimation of the physical supply and of the economic supply of water; development and evaluation of processes and governance mechanisms for integrated surface/ground water management; and the evaluation and assessment of conservation practices. More details...

Wisconsin Groundwater Research and Monitoring Competition

The Wisconsin Ground Water Coordinating Council announces the State of Wisconsin Joint Solicitation for project proposals to the Wisconsin Groundwater Research and Monitoring Program. Approximately $320,000 to $420,000 will be available for new projects for fiscal year 2017 (beginning July 1, 2016). Proposals are due by 4 p.m. CST on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Complete instructions for proposal submission are now available on this site.

Wisconsin Water Resources Institute

The University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute (UW-WRI) promotes research, training and information dissemination to effectively confront water resources problems. It was formed in 1964 and is one of 54 such institutes at land grant universities in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. The institutes are the primary link between water experts at the nation’s universities and those who manage and use water. Collectively, the programs are known as the Water Resources Research Institute Program, which is authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1984. The program is administered by the U.S. Geological Survey. The UW-WRI is housed in the Aquatic Sciences Center (ASC) of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ASC also houses the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, which has a complementary mission of research, education and outreach related to water – the coastlines and estuaries of the Great Lakes.



ASC Publications Store

The ASC Publications Store features a collection of the most popular publications from the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant and Water Resources Institutes, including brochures, fact sheets and posters. Many are free.


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