Sally Wilmeth and Terry Geurkink have committed $1.5 million for the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences’ new research vessel, the Maggi Sue. This gift is given in memory of the couple’s two children, Jenni and Kyle Geurkink.
Flint, Michigan, is the poster child for contaminated water. But Seth Siegel, an attorney author and activist, warns that the problem is not contained to just one city. It is, he argues, is a national problem.
Katie Hall provided crucial research for author Seth Siegel’s new book about the problems with America’s drinking water supply.
The new research vessel for the School of Freshwater Sciences will be named the Maggi Sue. It will replace the current vessel, the Neeskay, a converted Army T-boat that is more than 65 years old.
Janeé Pederson is working on projects that are transforming former industrial sites into usable land, while also reducing problems with flooding and sewage backups.
The best way to protect water resources while also supporting economic growth is through an alliance among all UW System campuses, Gov. Tony Evers said after touring the School of Freshwater Sciences.
Carolyn Esswein, professor of practice in UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning, has been elected president of Harbor District Inc., a nonprofit that in partnership with the City of Milwaukee is attempting to improve Milwaukee’s inner harbor area.
Improvements made to UWM’s award-winning Spiral Garden last year have improved the feature’s ability to divert stormwater runoff from rushing into sewers.
Liz Sutton, outreach manager at UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences, is joining one of the world’s great explorers on a mission to map the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Her job: To perform a digital show-and-tell with the underwater images.
Emily Lou LaMartina and Erik Carlson are the two recipients of the 2018 Evinrude Water Research Excellence Fellowships.