Water Research Impact

Improving health, wealth, and quality of life through freshwater research.

When Lake Michigan Burps

That’s his colorful description of the annual, weeklong discharge of carbon dioxide from Lake Michigan to the atmosphere.


Diving Into Policy

These young women are UWM’s latest winners of the prestigious Knauss Fellowships. Now they will put their education to work in the federal government.

Age of Water

He’s uncovered a way to use nuclear fallout to tell us the age of water. Could this new technique make our drinking water safer?

Aqua Detectives

There’s something strange going on in Lake Michigan, but these researcher detectives may have linked unusually cold water to climate change.

Sustainable Nanotechnology

Nanoparticles are included in products from sunscreen to sporting goods. What happens when they get into the environment?

Citizen Science & Water Quality

How do every day human activities affect rivers? This chemical sampling project involving citizen scientists will use Thanksgiving to find out

Microbiologist Leads Lake Michigan’s Cleanup Crew

Her work in source-specific bacterial source tracking is reshaping the city’s relationship with water and making Milwaukee beaches popular again.

Reviving Green Bay’s Dead Zones

These scientists from UWM and UW-Green Bay are working with local officials to restore water quality in this vital Lake Michigan asset.

Freshwater Grad Turns Love of Wisconsin Outdoors into Career

This freshwater grad took a job monitoring and assessing water quality. Now he hopes to help future generations who share in his passion for water.