Tag Water Resources Institute

WRI Researchers track groundwater usage by trees in key Wisconsin regions

September 26, 2017

UW-Madison researchers are trying to address the question of how much groundwater is being used by trees — and how the changing levels of available groundwater may be affecting the trees’ growth over time.

A data tool for homeowners to make rain gardens more effective

January 11, 2017

A UW–Madison team is using a combination of outreach, sampling and detailed watershed modeling to remove obstacles that prevent more widespread use of green infrastructure, and, more importantly, evaluate which green infrastructure strategies are most effective in which areas.

Unraveling the radium riddle

January 9, 2017

UW-Madison researchers began a two-year grant from the University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute (WRI) to examine water samples taken from 22 monitoring wells in and around Dane County to try to determine the geological strata that contribute to elevated radium levels in groundwater.