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Webinar: Depolarizing Water in Complex Social-Ecological Systems

April 28, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The UWM Center for Water Policy and the Institute for Systems Change and Peacebuilding present a celebration of Earth Month webinar on Depolarizing Water in Complex Social-Ecological Systems: Navigating Conflict and Consensus in Lake Beulah, East Troy, Wisconsin

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Many of the interconnected systems that support life and livelihood are functioning perilously close to tipping point thresholds, which if crossed can result in undesirable shifts in social and ecological goods and services.

Led by Dr. Tim Ehlinger, 2021-22 Water Policy Scholar in the Center for Water Policy, this webinar will examine the complex linkages and feedbacks among hydrology, development paradigms, community values, identities, conflicting water uses, and governance in Lake Beulah, East Troy, Wisconsin. An interactive session will provide attendees the opportunity to participate in mapping conflict dynamics that help identify opportunities for depolarization in the system.

Presenters include:

  • Timothy Ehlinger, Wm. Collins Kohler Chair in Systems Change & Peacebuilding
  • Andrew McGuire, PhD, ISCP Research Fellow
  • Laura Hermanns, ISCP Partnership Coordinator
  • Everlyne Okech and Kabiru Kafang, Students in the Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding program

Introduction by Melissa Scanlan, director, Center for Water Policy at the School of Freshwater Sciences.

Co-sponsored by: Center for Water Policy, UWM Institute for Systems Change & Peacebuilding and Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin.


April 28, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm