Working with the Wisconsin State Legislature, the Freshwater Collaborative has identified 10 Grand Water Challenges facing Wisconsin. To address these challenges, the Collaborative supports interdisciplinary research that engages students and faculty members from across the UW System.  

Funded projects train undergraduates in the scientific process, including sample collection and preparation, testing and data analysis, laboratory skills and standard operating procedures, and presenting their work at professional conferences.  

The collaborative nature of our funded research also provides opportunities for faculty members to share resources and expertise, leading to more innovative solutions to water issues facing our state.