WRI-funded research based at UW-Eau Claire untangles a complex phosphorus issue
March 27, 2020
UW-Eau Claire researchers are investigating the possibility that naturally occurring phosphorus deep in the aquifer is the driver behind elevated levels of phosphorus in both surface water and groundwater in western Wisconsin.
Levels of radium rising in Wisconsin groundwater
February 27, 2020
Several graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison were part of a research team that found levels of radium in groundwater from public water supply wells in much of Wisconsin have risen over the past 18 years.
Sea Grant and Water Resources win awards for podcasts
January 10, 2020
Two Wisconsin Water News podcasts were named award-winning by an international communications competition known as AVA Digital Awards.
New videos can help you brush up on your salt smarts
January 9, 2020
New videos help both the general public and UW-Madison maintenance staff salt smarter in the winter, protecting both public safety and water quality.
“Outstanding” results for WRI following a five-year review
January 8, 2020
With the new year comes a rating of “outstanding” for the University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute based on a review conducted in 2019 by the program's funders at the U.S. Geological Survey.
A mercury mystery in Hells Canyon: Wisconsin researchers awarded USGS grant for project in eutrophic reservoirs
January 6, 2020
Trina McMahon, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her team were recently awarded a National Competitive Grant from the USGS in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources. They are using the three-year grant to study the “weird” methylmercury conditions in reservoirs on the Snake River in Hells Canyon.
Summer Internship Opportunities
January 3, 2020
The University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute sister organization, Wisconsin Sea Grant, is hosting five different summer 2020 undergraduate internship experiences. The areas of f...
2019 in Review and Happy New Year
December 16, 2019
Thank you for contributing to water science in 2019. Here is a year in review, along with heartfelt greetings for a Happy New Year.
Voter returns as Water Resources Science-Policy Fellow to shed light on Central Sands lakes
November 15, 2019
Carolyn Voter is working on the Central Sands Lake Study, which focuses on the interactions between groundwater and three Waushara County lakes, and the impact of high-capacity wells on those lakes.