Center Now Accepting Applications for Water Policy Specialist

The Center for Water Policy has launched a national search for a Water PolicySpecialist. This position is designed to immerse emerging lawyers in the dynamic world of applied research for multidisciplinary water policy solutions.

Current Water Policy Specialists Misbah Husain and Sarah Martinez with Center Director Melissa Scanlan (middle).

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.

The Water Policy Specialist will work with research teams and interact with the public and private sector to inform policy making.  “We’re excited to build our research capacity with this hire and mentor a new water professional to make an impact on water policy,” said Melissa Scanlan, Center for Water Policy Director and Lynde B. Uihlein Endowed Chair and Professor in Water Policy.  A range of possible projects includes water justice and equity; water infrastructure and climate resiliency; public access to coastal resources; sustainable freshwater management practices; innovation in the water sector; and integrating water data into decision-making.

This position is strengthened by a collaboration with Sea Grant.  The Water Policy Specialist within the Center for Water Policy will be a UW Water Science-Policy Fellow, part of a cohort of Fellows from the UW-Madison Aquatic Sciences Center, home to the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program and the University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute.

The full position description can be found at: Water Policy Specialist Job Post 02-22-22.

Apply by March 25, 2022.

For more information on the Center for Water Policy see uwm.edu/centerforwaterpolicy/, the School of Freshwater Sciences see uwm.edu/freshwater/, and the Freshwater Collaborative see freshwater.wisconsin.edu.