Climate Change and Public Health

April 23, 2019 – Dr. Jonathan Patz presented “Climate Change and Public Health” at the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences. Jonathan Patz is director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a professor and the John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment with appointments in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Population Health Sciences.

For 15 years, Patz served as a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (or IPCC)—the organization that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. He also co-chaired the health expert panel of the U.S. National Assessment on Climate Change, a report mandated by the U.S. Congress.


Estimating Economic Damages from a Great Lakes Oil Spill

September 12, 2018 – Dr. Richard “Max” Melstrom visited the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences to discuss a recent study that estimates the potential economic damages caused by a worst-case oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac.

To access the draft report containing the material presented by Dr. Melstrom, please click HERE.


The State of Freshwater 2017

May 22, 2017 – The Center for Water Policy had the opportunity to host best-selling author Seth Siegel, UWM professor Sandra McLellan and WUWM’s environmental reporter Susan Bence for a discussion about critical issues facing freshwater resources in the U.S. and beyond. For event video, photos, and information, please click HERE.