Wisconsin Water Research Programs
Several university, federal and state programs focus on water-related research.
Wisconsin Groundwater Programs
Links to Wisconsin agencies that have responsibility for groundwater research/monitoring and public information and education.
Wisconsin State Government Water Programs
Most state government water-related programs are within the Department of Natural Resources, but some are located in other agencies.
Graduate Water Programs in Wisconsin
A comprehensive listing of water-related graduate programs offered by UW-System campuses and Marquette University.
Water Resources Research Institutes
The National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) Web Site has links to the 54 Water Resources Research Institutes, one per U.S. state, the District of Colombia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The USGS also maintains a State Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) Program page.
University of Wisconsin-Extension Water Resources Program
UW-Extension’s Water Resources Programs site has information about water quality programs and related environmental concerns in Wisconsin.
UW WRI alumni map
Since 1964, when it was established, the University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute has provided funding to hundreds of graduate students.
This map contains the results of an alumni surveys conducted in 2016. It was developed as a networking tool that our graduate students can use to connect with alumni.
The map can be accessed at: UW WRI alumni profiles
Other Water Resources
For more water resources, see the Water Research Guide.
Water @ UW-Madison
UW-Madison hosts a stunningly wide range of research, educational, and outreach activities related to water and water resources. These activities are distributed across the UW-Madison campus and beyond. Although there are many bridges between faculty, staff, and students with water interests, there is no formal coordination of activities. In response, this website was launched in late 2012.
Information about the occurrence of different substances found in groundwater and their impacts to human and environmental health are ongoing subjects of research.