Warming temperatures, changing precipitation patterns affecting Wisconsin’s water resources
The WICCI Water Resources Working Group suggests solutions to prepare for and minimize climate impacts to water resources, like increasing water storage across the landscape, installing green infrastructure, protecting wetlands, building outside of flood zones, and installing flood warning systems.
Robbins accepts reappointment
Toward the end of their five-year contract period, all UW–Madison deans undergo a comprehensive review to assess their academic and administrative leadership and performance.
Nelson Institute student completes dual-degree program in Water Resources Management as a ‘triple badger’
Nelson institute graduate student Raj Grewal looks to advocate for fair water management practices through law and policy as the ‘triple badger’ completes the dual-degree program through the Nelson Institute.
Nelson Institute Dean Robbins featured in BBC story
Robbins’ research on lawns was featured in a recently published BBC article, “Why Lawns May Have Had Their Day.”
Conference honors teaching, legacy, and environmental studies advocacy of William Cronon
A day-long conference, “Common Places: Keywords for a More Than Human World,” on April 30 will honor Professor Emeritus William Cronon, who held the position of Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison before his recent retirement.
Monica White awarded Carnegie Fellowship
White’s research focuses on Black, Indigenous and Latinx community-based food systems that provide food security, sovereignty, and social solidarity.
CCR interim director’s work to develop STEM summer camp featured in Beloit Daily News
Michael Notaro, interim director and senior scientist with the Center for Climatic Research was recently highlighted in an article in the Beloit Daily News where he shared information about an NSF grant that is supporting development of a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) camp for autistic students.
Nelson Institute students and faculty earn top spot in global XPRIZE challenge
Nelson Institute faculty and students are part of the University of Wisconsin–Madison team Earth RepAIR and among the top 60 groups, and one of only 21 teams focusing on direct air capture, in the XPRIZE competition, a $100 million global challenge funded by Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation.
New research by Nelson Institute Environment and Resources alum explores food choices and climate impact
Nelson Institute Environment and Resources alumna Clare Bassi led a new study, which was published recently in the Journal of Cleaner Production, as a master’s student.
Nutrient pollution in surface waters is focus for latest Nelson Issue Brief
The Nelson Institute Issue Brief summarizes and conveys up-to-date scholarship from across the UW-Madison campus on key issues of environmental concern.
Joshua Calhoun awarded 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award
Associate Professor, English, and Center for History and the Environment faculty associate, Joshua Calhoun, is among only a dozen faculty members across campus selected to receive a Distinguished Teaching Award.
Andrea Dutton participates in White House roundtable on climate action
Nelson Institute affiliate and Department of Geoscience Professor Andrea Dutton recently participated in a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy roundtable on climate action.