Woods, Streams & Wells

water quality and the forest

Making Water in Wisconsin – The Land and Water Connection

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016  6PM
Location:  Driftless Books 518 Walnut Street Viroqua, WI 54665

Free and open to the public

Wisconsin has many amazing water resources.  We probably see cold, clear water daily.  But what’s in that water and why?  How does it vary from place to place?  How does what we do on the land influence that water?  Those are some of the questions we want to explore when we discuss Making Water in Wisconsin.  In this short program we will explore water in southwest Wisconsin.  Where it comes from, where it is going, what’s in it and how what we do can change the water tomorrow or decades from now.

Paul Mc Ginley is an Associate Professor  at UW Stevens Point and a University of Wisconsin-Extension Water Quality Specialist and a Professor of Water Resources in the College of Natural Resources. Paul’s teaching, research and outreach focuses on evaluating and improving water quality. This includes trying to reduce the movement of nutrients from land to surface water, determining how nutrients impact water quality in our lakes and streams, and improving our water/wastewater treatment technologies to be more efficient and effective. Paul explores how we can use computer simulation models, innovative monitoring and advanced control systems to understand and manage our water resource systems.

 

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This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2015-49200-24226.