The Center’s mission is to provide world class interdisciplinary solutions to resolve regional, national and international problems related to the protection, restoration and conservation of freshwater resources to ensure long term environmental health and quality of life.
Established in 2011 through a $2.6 million endowment from Lynde B. Uihlein, the center builds on the research of the School of Freshwater Sciences, the UW System, and networks and partnerships with top scholars, scientists and policy institutions across the country and around the world.
- Center for Water Policy Hosting Virtual Webinar – Racism in the Water: Access for All in Outdoor Recreation WebinarThe Center for Water Policy along with the UWM Black Student Cultural Center and the Alliance for the Great Lakes invites … Read more
- Center for Water Policy Seeks Water Policy and Science Communications Graduate FellowThe Center for Water Policy is seeking candidates for a two-year funded Water Policy and Science Communications Graduate Student Research Fellowship, while earning a master’s degree from … Read more
- University of California-Berkeley’s Ecology Law Quarterly Published The Public Trust Doctrine: Regulatory Reform, Climate Disruption, and Unintended ConsequencesOver 20 years ago, the Center for Water Policy’s Director, Melissa Scanlan, began researching the front-line dilemmas Wisconsin’s water trustees at … Read more