Great Cities & Great Lakes: The Science of Emerging Issues in Freshwater

Wednesday, May 8 | 11:00 AM CDT

The Great Lakes are the single greatest freshwater resource on the planet, containing 21% of the world’s and 84% of North America’s available surface fresh water. As threats to water quality increase, researchers must understand our fresh waters to inform policy and infrastructure investments that protect and preserve this vital resource for generations to come.

UW-Milwaukee and Alliance for the Great Lakes are partnering to present the panel discussion, Great Cities and Great Lakes: The Science Behind Emerging Issues in our Freshwater Resources.

Join us for a conversation on how scientists are addressing the challenges confronting freshwater resources in our region.

This in-person lunch and panel discussion will occur during Chicago’s 2024 Water Week. The discussion will be moderated by Joel Brammeier, president and CEO of the Alliance for the Great Lakes, with distinguished faculty from UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – Lunch and Panel discussion

12:15 p.m. – Audience Q & A

12:30 p.m. – Event concludes

Registration: $25.00

Panelist Information:

Rebecca Klaper, Dean, School of Freshwater Sciences –  Emerging Contaminants (pharmaceuticals, nanomaterials, microplastics) and Ecosystem Health

Val Klump, Emeritus Dean and Professor, School of Freshwater Sciences –- Dead Zones and Biochemical Cycling

Sandra McLellan, Distinguished Professor, School of Freshwater Sciences – Pathogens, Wastewater and Antimicrobial Resistance