Training Wisconsin’s future workforce to solve water challenges

Wisconsinites enjoy an abundance of rivers, streams and lakes that​ provide us with safe drinking water, access to recreational activities and thousands of jobs. We must ensure Wisconsin’s water systems are healthy and reliable for generations to come.   

The Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin, a partnership of Wisconsin’s 13 public universities, is working to:

  • Provide UW System-wide programs, internships and research opportunities that teach students real-world skills
  • Create a workforce of talented water professionals trained to meet the water challenges of the future
  • Fund innovative, collaborative research to solve Wisconsin’s 10 Grand Water Challenges
  • Engage industry partners, local communities, policymakers and advocacy groups in the effort to support career opportunities in fresh water

Wisconsin can become a global leader in water-related science, technology and economic growth — if we invest in our water systems and train the next generation of water scientists. 

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The Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin includes faculty and staff from each of Wisconsin’s 13 public universities, creating an extensive network of professionals working in the water industry. They can speak to about a variety of issues, including the 10 Grand Water Challenges.

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