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Big Ideas, Busy People: Water, Water, Everywhere -  - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Big Ideas, Busy People: Water, Water, Everywhere

10/17/2019 - 7:00pm

Discovery Building - DeLuca Forum

This popular, fast-paced event featuring five-minute talks from some of UW-Madison’s biggest brains is back! This year’s edition brings a flood of information about the one substance that all life depends on—water. 2019 is the Year of Safe Drinking Water in Wisconsin. Dive into an evening of fun and facts about Wisconsin’s lakes, rivers, faucets, snow and more in the Discovery Building’s H.F. DeLuca Forum.



  • Todd Ambs, DNR, The present and future of our drinking water
  • Matt Ginder-Vogel, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Unseen hazard: Radium in Wisconsin
  • Paul Hanson, UW Center for Limnology, How our lakes shape our planet
  • Leah Horowitz, Civil Society and Community Studies, Water justice
  • Steven Loheide, Civil and Environmental Engineering, The hydrologic consequences of climate change
  • Alex Rose, Blue Ring, Plastic in our oceans
  • Anita Thompson, Biological Systems Engineering, What urbanization means for water
  • Jake Vander Zanden, UW Center for Limnology, The impacts of invasive species
  • Moderator Eric Wilcots, Interim Dean, UW-Madison College of Letters and Sciences


Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Science Festival.

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