Phosphorus: Lessons for 10+ Years of Numeric Standards for Wisconsin’s Waters Conference Report

Phosphorus conference

In February 2023, the Center for Water Policy co-hosted a statewide conference to evaluate a decade of research and experience implementing Wisconsin’s phosphorus rules and their impact on water quality. We are helping to shape future phosphorus research and policy in Wisconsin! In an ongoing collaboration between UW System Water Policy Network researchers, policy experts, state agencies, and nonprofits, we produced a post-conference report that contains an academic research agenda for the next decade and policy recommendations to reduce phosphorus pollution and improve water quality.

Center for Water Policy and Brico Fund Journalist in Residence, Dan Egan was the featured keynote speaker of the conference, and has been featured in multiple major media outlets to discuss society’s delicate relationship with phosphorus, which is the focus of his newest book, “The Devil’s Element: Phosphorus and a World Out of Balance”.

Videos of the full conference are available on our YouTube channel.