8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Welcome to Wisconsin Water Week
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Water budgets and lake level changes
Governor's Task Force on Climate Change Report: Updates and Next Steps
The Future of Birds: An Overview of Challenges and Opportunities Facing Our Feathered Friends
Multi-Partner Groundwater Nitrate Initiatives.
Great Waters: Wisconsin's Strategy for Managing Great Lakes and the Mississippi
Untangling the effects of hydrologic change on trout in Wisconsin streams
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM
Managing Road Stream Crossings for Flood Resiliency and Fish Passage
Brook Trout Reserves - An Adaptation Strategy to deal with Climate Change
Shorebirds; Birds of the Wind
Understanding and Responding to Climate Change Justice Challenges
Interstate Work in the Upper Mississippi River Basin: Flood, Sediment, Drought, Nutrients and more, AND How Climate Change is Impacting Mississippi River Health: Can We Adapt Quickly Enough to Produce Meaningful Change?
Recovery and Conservation of Bald Eagles and Osprey in Wisconsin
Nitrogen, groundwater quality, and a changing climate: intersecting challenges for Wisconsin agriculture
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Short Break/Exhibitors/Networking
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
The Segregation of Water AND Healthy Waters for All
Phenelogical Whiplash and Fisheries
HABS in Lake Superior
State and Local Strategies for Abnormally Wet Years & Widespread High Water
Cranes in Wisconsin: Past, Present, and Future
Wisconsin’s Trumpeter Swan Recovery Program: A 30-Year Retrospective (1989-2019) on Research, Management, and Collaboration
PFAS Pollution: What is it and why do we care? AND Salty Streams, Formerly Freshwater Lakes and Over-salting Solutions
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Break/Exhibitors/Networking
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morning Plenary with Katharine Hayhoe: Talking Climate: Why Facts are Not Enough
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Variation in Water and Changes in Climate and how it's impacting Wisconsin's Waterfowl
POWTS- Protection of Surface and Groundwater AND Septic Systems 101
Protecting Coldwater Fish Habitat in Minnesota Lakes
White Pelicans in Wisconsin: Are They Here to Stay?
Climate Adaptation Case Study and Restoration at Spur Lake State Natural Area AND Flood Resilience in the Coon Creek Watershed
Wisconsin Coastal Management Program AND Living on the Edge: Updating the “Coastal Processes Manual” to Promote Resiliency on Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Shorelines
Setting Cycle 11 Groundwater Standards - What is the process?
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
​Lunch/Exhibitors/Networking
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership Conservation Planning Tool
Climate Conversations
NR 151: Where are we?
Climate Adaptation Workshop for Wisconsin Lakes
Exploring Watershed-scale Protection and Restoration: Basic Planning Approaches and Tools
Localizing Climate Change Through Place-based Relationships: Water's Role
Racial Equity Workshop
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Water Trivia Contest
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brave Blue World film
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Tuesday Welcome Session
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Healthy Watersheds, High Quality Waters Part 1: Modeling & Assessment
Food web response to whole-lake bass and sunfish removal in a north temperate lake
Yes You Can Analyze Lake Water Quality in Your County - Even I Did It!
Monitoring and management of starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) in Wisconsin lakes
Lending Tweety a Helping Hand - Rewilding Your Riparian Property
Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms in Wisconsin’s Waters
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
It's the little things that run the streams, the importance of aquatic invertebrates
Wisconsin’s Water Quality Standards AND Emerging Contaminants and Fish Consumption Advisories in Wisconsin Waters
Menominee River Lake Sturgeon Restoration
Recognizing invasive plants and animals (includes three presentations - Invasive submerged aquatic plants: who's who; Meet Wisconsin's aquatic invasive animals; What's that upland-ish plant?
The Aurora Borealis: The Geomagnetic Storm You Never Knew You Wanted
Evaluating Zebra Mussel Suitability in NW Wisconsin Lakes AND A Lake Research Platform: Aquatic Sampling and Instrumentation at Crampton and Little Rock Lake in Northern Wisconsin, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Brave Blue World film
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Short Break/Exhibitors/Networking
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Say it, then spray it: Challenges and successes of implementing a countywide watercraft decontamination ordinance AND 2,4-D degradation in lakes following whole-lake applications
Stargazing in Central/Northern Wisconsin - The Winter/Spring Constellations
Solving water management concerns by repairing watersheds: Information and tools we need AND Lake Nicaragua water education project: a Wisconsin-Nicaragua partnership
How temperature and unintended pesticide runoff cause a synergistic effect on the mortality rate of Daphnia magna
Interesting fish fauna of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway System
Just what are Wetland Gems® and Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance and where can I find them in Wisconsin?
Improving AIS Control using Low-Cost Herbicide Enclosures
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Break/Exhibitors/Networking
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wild Lakes of Northern Wisconsin
Hidden Lake Creatures AND Petrifying Springs Park Pike River Restoration (Phase I)
Overview of Impacts of Motorized Watercraft on WI Lakes AND Wave Propagation Dynamics and Water Quality Impacts on a Freshwater Lake in SE Wisconsin: North Lake, Waukesha County
Innovation showdown: a collaborative approach to locate New Zealand mudsnails AND Collaborative detection prevails in a time of crisis AND Eurasian watermilfoil: Smart prevention, smart management
Invasive fishes in Wisconsin: what have we learned and how can we address future threats?
The fight to maintain quality walleye fisheries in Forest and Florence Counties
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Plenary: For Wisconsin's Waters
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Underwater Perspectives on Lake and River Habitat: Guided Tours
Using freshwater mussel research in scientific engagement--from citizen science to the classroom!
Virtual Fish Hatchery Tour AND "Hey, what kinda fish is that?": a crash course in using the Wisconsin Fish ID Tool
Panel: State of the Loon discussion
Panel: Think Globally, Act Locally: On, Wisconsin! Wicked Water Challenges & Solutions in Wisconsin
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The Worth of Water: A Great Lakes Story
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Break/Exhibitors/Networking
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Authors Meet and Greet
Lightning Talks
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Welcome and morning plenary speaker: Patty Loew
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
WDNR Surface Water Grants Program: Orientation for Applicants AND Recreational Boating Facilities Grant Program
Exploring the Meanders in Motivations of Volunteer Stream Monitors AND Developing the Capacity of Water Action Volunteers AND The aquatic invasive species prevention knowledge, behaviors, and beliefs of Wisconsin boaters
Stakeholder Engagement Beyond the Shoreline
Protecting Our Lakes & Rivers and Ourselves from Harmful PAH Pollution
Advancing Shoreland Enhancement Practices: The Matthews Lake Association (MLA) Experience for Healthy Lakes
Water: A Statewide Inquiry Experience
Dancing Under a Water Umbrella: An Arts Integration Curriculum Model for Public Education and Involvement in the National Water Dance
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Short Break/Exhibitors/Networking OR Fall Color Tour of Native Plant Garden
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Encouraging the Private Sector to Address Shared Challenges and Opportunities Through Improved Water Stewardship Performance
Focusing Lake Management Efforts on Tomahawk Lake, Wisconsin by Assessing Shoreland Condition and Identifying Critical Shoreland and Aquatic Habitat AND Wisconsin Shoreland Evaluation Tool
How Can Wetlands Help Your Lake, and How Can You Help Wetlands? AND Your Actions Matter - Waukesha Adopt a Drain Program AND Cigarette Butt Litter – Environmental Impacts, Behavioral Factors, and Reduction Implications
Healthy Watersheds, High Quality Waters Part 2: Statewide Planning AND Lakeshore Habitat Restoration Training for Professionals Online Training
Aquatic Plant Management (APM) Rule Revision Updates
Behind the Scenes of Introduced: a Podcast about Aquatic Invaders and Wisconsin’s Changing Waters
Re-visioning the Environmental Movement Around Water
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Plenary: Tackling Wisconsin’s Water Challenges through UW Water Science-Policy Fellowships and Agency Partnerships
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
​Lunch/Exhibitors/Networking
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Using Videos to Tell Your Story
Connecting to Water Through Dance and Movement
Koshkonong Creek: Survival along with human progress and development
Collecting native plant seed and creating seed balls activity to help birds and butterflies
12:45 PM - 1:25 PM
Women and Water Exhibit
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Shoreland Zoning: A Tool to Protect Your Waterfront Investment and Your Lake’s Fishery
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Panel: From Gray to Green: Transforming Urban Schoolyards
1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Workshop: Practical Resilience for Lake Organizations: How you can manage your system to be more resilient (Sign-up Zoom Link in Description)
The Wisconsin Water Agenda: Your Chance to Give Feedback
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Discussion Panel: How to Create Healthy Shorelands While Facing Challenges
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Indigenous Stewardship of Water
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Loon Ranger Training Workshop
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Recreational Use of Lakes
View the Agendas for the 10 Sub-Events Happening on Thursday!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
College of Natural Resources 50th Anniversary Celebration Event – Everyone invited (Sign-up Zoom Link in Description)
Local Events Around the State (Link in Description)