Water Resources Outreach
Annual AWRA Meeting in Point
“Wisconsin’s Changing Water Resources” is the theme of this year’s annual meeting of the Wisconsin section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) March 5–6 at the Ramada Stevens Point Hotel in Stevens Point, Wis.
The meeting will include more than 50 oral and poster presentations addressing a wide range of water resources topics. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the conference to learn, network, and gain experience in presenting their work. As such, AWRA offers a special reduced student registration rate, as well as several awards for the best student presentations.
An opening plenary session will highlight the effects of climate change on water resources in Wisconsin, featuring invited speakers Chris Kucharik, senior scientist at the UW–Madison Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment; John Magnuson, UW–Madison emeritus professor of zoology and limnology; and George Stone, natural sciences instructor at the Milwaukee Area Technical College. In addition, featured evening speaker John Zappa, brewmaster at the Stevens Point Brewery, will share some of the history of the 152-year-old brewery and discuss water uses in the brewing process and daily operations.
For more information about the conference, including a registration form, please visit www.awra.org/state/wisconsin. The meeting is hosted by the AWRA–Wisconsin Section, UW Water Resources Institute, Center for Watershed Science and Education at UW-Stevens Point, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the Wisconsin District of the U.S. Geological Survey.