Our Team

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Melissa Scanlan
Lynde B. Uihlein Endowed Chair in Water Policy and Professor
UWM Freshwater Sciences
Director
Center for Water Policy
Affiliated Faculty
UW Law School

Marilyn Goris Wiseman
Assistant Director
Center for Water Policy

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Misbah Husain
Water Policy Specialist
Sea Grant UW Water Science-Policy Fellow
Center for Water Policy

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Sarah Martinez
Water Policy Specialist
Sea Grant UW Water Science-Policy Fellow

Center for Water Policy

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Dan Egan
Brico Fund 
Journalist in Residence at the Center for Water Policy

Tim Ehlinger
Water Policy Scholar (2021-2022)

Associate Professor and William Collins Kohler Chair in Systems Change and Peacebuilding
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Seth Siegel
Fellow
Center for Water Policy

Sherif Halaweish
Fall Research Associate 2021
Center for Water Policy


 

Advisory Board

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Lynn E. Broaddus, PhD, MBA
President
Broadview Collaborative, Inc.

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Robin Kundis Craig
Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law
USC Gould School of Law

Crystal M.C. Davis
Vice President of Policy & Strategic Engagement
Alliance for the Great Lakes

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Gabriel Eckstein
Professor of Law and Director, Energy, Environmental, & Natural Resources Systems Law Program
Texas A&M University School of Law

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Sharmila Murthy
Senior Counsel to the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Professor and Director of Faculty Scholarship and Research
Suffolk University Law School

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Margaret Noodin
Provost Designee, Director of the Electa Quinney Institute, Associate Dean of Humanities, and Professor of English and American Indian Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Antonio Oposa, Jr.
Normandy Chair for Peace on Law and Future Generations
University of Caen Normandy
School of the Sea
Cebu, Philippines

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Karen M. Schapiro, Esq. 
Lynde B. Uihlein Designee and Environment Program Advisor
Brico Fund

Tom Rehberger
President
Agro BioSciences

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Elizabeth Kronk Warner
Jefferson B. and Rita E. Fordham Presidential Dean and Professor of Law
S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

 
 
 

 

 

Water Policy Network of Affiliated Faculty and Researchers in the University of Wisconsin System


Sumudu Atapattu
Director of Research Centers and Senior Lecturer at UW Law School and Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Topics: International environmental law, environmental rights, climate change and human rights, sustainable development and right to water.

Tyler Byrnes

PhD Candidate, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Topics: water quality trading, environmental politics, environmental policy, nonpoint nutrient pollution, public lands, science communication

Emily Azevedo-Casey
Phd Student, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Topics: Water quality policy, stakeholder engagement, watershed planning, adaptive governance, boundary work, social ecological systems, power dynamics, climate change.


Paul Block
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research topics: Hydrologic forecasting and integration into decision models, tools for managing climate variability and change, addressing water quality and quantity extremes, risk, reliability, and uncertainty, sustainable approaches.

Jeremy Foltz
Professor, Agriculture & Applied Economics
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Topics: Environmental policy, technology adoption, agricultural policy, land and nutrient use.

Ken Genskow
Professor, Environmental Planning and Policy,  UW-Extension Specialist, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Affiliate
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Topics: watershed management, rural water quality, green infrastructure, groundwater, collaborative governance, hazard mitigation planning, flooding.

Ryan Holifield
Associate Professor, Geography and Urban Studies
Center for Water Policy Scholar (2017)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research Topics: Environmental governance, environmental justice.

Jenny Kehl
Associate Professor, School of Freshwater Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research Topics: Water security, water stewardship, water policy, transboundary water conflict and cooperation.

Julie Kinzelman
Associate Lecturer, Sustainable Management Department
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Research Topics: Coastal resiliency, coastal management, water resource management, climate change, coastal restoration, delivery of ecosystem services.

Itziar Lazkano
Associate Professor, Economics
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research topics: Environmental, resource and energy economics.

James Price
Assistant Professor, School of Freshwater Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research Topics: Nonmarket valuation, benefit-cost analysis, source water protection, municipal water supply and demand, urban flooding.

Zach Raff
Assistant Professor, Social Sciences
Steering Committee, UW Water Policy Network
University of Wisconsin-Stout

Research Topics: Nonmarket valuation, benefits and costs of land use decisions and regulatory policy.

Adena Rissman
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of the Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Management, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Topics: Natural resources and environmental policy, human dimensions of ecosystem management, private land conservation, public data and privacy.

Morgan Robertson
Associate Professor, Geography
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Topics: Environmental credit markets, Clean Water Act wetland policy.

Paul Roebber
Director of Innovative Weather
Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics
Center for Water Policy Scholar (2016)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research Topics: Climate change, weather systems, weather forecasting, data analytics, machine learning.

Amanda Seligman
Professor, History
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research Topics: Race, public policy, community organization, Chicago & Milwaukee.

Marin Skidmore
Post-doctoral Research Associate
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Topics: Environmental policy, agricultural policy, land and nutrient use

John Stoll
Professor, Economics
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Research Topics: Environmental valuation, resource policy, economic impact, recreation/tourism, avitourism, endangered species.

Laura Suppes
Assistant Professor, Public Health and Environmental Studies
Steering Committee, UW Water Policy Network
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Research Topics: Chemical and biological hazards in water, impact on human health, quantitative microbial risk assessment.

Emily Tyner
Director of Freshwater Strategy
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Research Topics: National Estuarine Research Reserve for Green Bay, Public and stakeholder engagement, environmental justice, shoreline planning, development, and access, Lake Michigan-Huron basin.

James Wasley
Director of the Institute for Ecological Design and Professor, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Center for Water Policy Scholar (2017)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research Topics: Green/ Blue Infrastructure, Architecture/ Landscape Architecture/ Urban Design of Ecological Waterscapes, Water-centric cities.

Kenneth Webb
Associate Researcher, Biology
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Research Topics: Aquaculture, larval fish physiology, sustainable agriculture/water use.

Center Alumni

Fiona Maguire
Summer Research Associate, 2021
Boston College Law School, 2023