Could Wisconsin establish itself as the “Silicon Valley of Water”? That’s what the University of Wisconsin System is trying to do with the launch of a Freshwater Collaborative that will bring together its 13 campuses into a first-of-its-kind research hub focused on water topics.
“UW-Green Bay professor and researcher Kevin Fermanich (NAS), has worked with NEW Water on addressing pollution problems in the lower Fox-Green Bay watershed, a 10 million acre area that includes the Fox, Wolf and East rivers that contribute to heavy levels of nutrients and sediments found throughout the watershed. Fermanich said partnering with NASA, the European Space Agency and other international agencies will help improve water quality and conditions throughout the watershed. ‘Our work in the watershed actively addresses the runoff issues that lead to water problems in the bay,'” Fermanich said. “Through strategic partnerships, we will be able to achieve healthier waters for the community to enjoy.'” See the story from the Press-Gazette.
NEW Water, Green Bay’s sewerage district, is partnering with NASA to monitor the water quality on the bay. UW-Green Bay’s Prof. Fermanich leads water quality discussion. Fox 11 has the story.
UW-Green Bay’s new Water Science degree is continuing to gain momentum in the media. WHBY has reports that the program “hopes to solve water issues in Northeast Wisconsin and around the world through a new program.” WBAY also emphasized how the new program will help meet the growing need for water science experts in the area.
The Press Times is a growing publication in Northeast Wisconsin, and this week they share the news about UW-Green Bay’s new Water Science program with their readers in Ashwaubenon, De Pere, Green Bay, Hobart, Howard and Suamico.
Prof. John Luczaj (Natural and Applied Sciences) will be featured on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) on Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019 during the 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. hour. Prof. John Luczaj will discuss the new Water Science major that will be offered by UW-Green Bay this fall. The Water Science major at UW-Green Bay is the first of its kind in the UW System.
Announced recently, UW-Green Bay seems like the perfect fit for a Water Science bachelor’s degree. The Daily Cardinal carried the story.
UW-Green Bay students will be able to major Water Science come Fall 2019. The first of its kind in the UW System, this major will focus on water’s role in the natural processes in earth’s systems. WFRV-TV has more.
The first of its kind in the UW System, UW-Green Bay now offers a bachelor of science degree in water science. The major will have students gain an understanding of chemistry, surface water hydrology, groundwater and biology of freshwater systems. The program will begin in Fall 2019. Read more.