Water Resources Management 50th Anniversary Celebration

September 17-19, 2015


The Water Resources Management program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison marked its 50th anniversary in 2015 with three days of learning and celebration. WRM alumni, partners, supporters and students who are a part of WRM’s rich history of professional training and real-world impact attended these exciting events.

Born in conversations between visionary faculty such as Henry Hart, Arno Lenz and others and driven into existence through the sustained efforts of an interdisciplinary team, WRM has for 50 years been preparing graduate students to work and lead in this critically important field. It was one of the first programs of its kind in 1965 and it remains a national leader today, unique in its hands-on training and real-world problem solving through the summer WRM workshops. Learn more about WRM and its legacy in a special anniversary issue of In Common.

WRM@50: Celebrating a Model of the Wisconsin Idea provided three days of reconnection, reminiscing and learning about the latest developments in water resources management. Social gatherings, presentations and panel discussions, a keynote lecture, and a field trip offered a variety of enriching experiences. View photos from the event, or see the schedule for more information.