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The Freshwater Future Is Here

Come aboard and join us as we shape a new freshwater future regionally and globally right here in Milwaukee.

Take a closer look at our new, state-of-art facility, research vessels, ROVs and drones. Learn how our genomics research is leading to advancements in the detection and tracking of pathogens and other improvements in ecosystem health. Discover how outstanding science leads to good water policy. Dive in and see how we earned a reputation for freshwater.

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Recent News and Research

  • UWM professors Jim Wasley (left) and David Garman collaborate on a fountain that will test new technologies for improving water quality in Milwaukee's Inner Harbor. (UWM Photo/Derek Rickert)

Great Lakes
Genomics Center

We’re providing cutting-edge technology that will transform our understanding of the Great Lakes and other freshwater ecosystems.

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Great Lakes
Aquaculture Center

With innovative fish-farming technologies, we’re at the forefront of a new, viable aquaculture industry in urban areas.

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Center for
Water Policy

We’re developing socially equitable and economically sound policies that protect and restore freshwater resources.

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