Tag Water

Climate change impacts Wisconsin’s inland lakes

September 4, 2019

The UW Water Resources Institute studied the effect on lake levels, water quality, aquatic invasive species and fisheries for 15,000 of the state's "true water treasures."

Science meets seat-of-the-tractor observations with Discovery Farms

August 30, 2019

“By the time Discovery Farms left Cashton in 2017,” says Jack Herricks, “the relationship had changed, the era of finger pointing and distrust had left. It was a pretty dramatic shift.”

Pepin County, UW–Madison team up for latest ‘UniverCity’ collaboration

August 29, 2019

UniverCity Year brings together faculty, students and members of Wisconsin communities to address local challenges through university courses and research.

New “traffic lights” warn Lake Michigan beachgoers of rip currents

May 21, 2019

The new warning system was spearheaded by Yuli Liu, a Ph.D. candidate in civil and environmental engineering. It's dubbed BLINK - Beach LIghts and Notifying Kiosk.

Forget ‘needle in a haystack.’ Try finding an invasive species in a lake.

December 4, 2018

A new study may explain why the tiny and invasive spiny water flea passed undetected in Lake Mendota, one of the most-studied lakes in the world, for a decade.

Food processors, UW collaborate to remove guesswork from wastewater disposal

November 1, 2018

The results of a three-year study offer some support for the belief that much of the nitrogen in the wastewater from cheese-making and vegetable processing leaves the soil and harmlessly enters the atmosphere.

Spinoff that puts phosphorus in its place signs key contract

April 11, 2017

In a bit of high-tech judo, a UW–Madison spinoff has started selling a technology to transform phosphorus at wastewater treatment plants from a major headache into an asset.

Study shows many lakes getting murkier, but gives hope for improvement

November 30, 2016

While water clarity in most Wisconsin lakes has not changed in 20 years, researchers say the fact that more lakes are getting worse signals there is work to be done.

New virus found during investigation into largemouth bass fish kill

August 5, 2016

The virus has been identified in association with a die-off of largemouth bass in Pine Lake in Wisconsin’s Forest County.

UW scientists say invasive species impacts much worse than thought

March 21, 2016

According to UW researchers, a single non-native species in a single inland lake has racked up $80 million to $163 million in damage.