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Support WRM

Nelson Institute Professorship in Water Resources Fund

This fund, established in the 50th anniversary year (2015) of the Nelson Institute's Water Resources Management Program, provides support for the advancement of research, problem-solving, and stakeholder engagement on issues related to lakes, watersheds, groundwater, rivers, and streams.

Water Resources Management Program Fund

Gifts to this fund may be used to enhance or expand the Program's teaching, research, and public service roles or to help the Program Chair pursue new opportunities and address strategic priorities. Gifts may also be used for faculty, staff, and student recruitment, retention, and morale.

The Water Resources Management Graduate Program integrates the biological and physical sciences (which identify and measure problems) with engineering (which provides technological alternatives) and law & the social sciences (which assess needs and potential for institutional response). Professionals who emerge from this Program possess both breadth in planning and management skills and depth in area specialty.

Gifts to WRM play a crucial role in enhancing the reach and quality of our research and educational programs. We have identified two targeted giving opportunities to support the mission of WRM: one directed toward supporting student activities and the other directed toward faculty leadership in advancing WRM's continued legacy of excellence in water science.

Gifts in any amount are needed and appreciated!

Giving by Check

Checks should be made payable to UW Foundation – Nelson Institute and mailed to:

Gift Processing – WRM
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Room 122 Science Hall
550 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

Many employers match personal donations with an equal or greater contribution. In some cases, companies will match the gifts of retired employees. Please consider checking with your human resources department to find out if your company offers a matching gift program.

Inquiries related to estate gifts and/or gifts of stock & securities should be directed to or (608) 262-9864.

Questions about supporting WRM?

Anita Thompson CONTACT:
Anita Thompson, Water Resources Management Program Chair
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