36th Annual Meeting: Science-Based Policy for Wisconsin's Water Resources
March 1 - 2, 2012 at the Chula Vista Resort, 2501 River Rd, Wisconsin Dells WI 53965
Download the Conference Registration Information and Mail-in Form [1 MB pdf file].
Download the final Conference Program [2 MB pdf file].
The 36th Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Section of the American Water Resources Association was held March 1-2, 2012 at the Chula Vista Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. There were about 200 registrants who attended the meeting which included 39 oral presentations and 37 poster presentations. The theme of the meeting was "Science-Based Policy for Wisconsin's Water Resources". In support of this theme Jim Ostrom, co-founder of MilkSource, and Shali Pfeiffer, natural resources staff specialist at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, gave plenary talks on modern dairy farming and Wisconsin groundwater policy, respectively. Meg Galloway, chief of the Dams and Floodplain Section of the WDNR, was the dinner speaker and discussed the restoration of Lake Delton after the flood of June 2008. Plans are already underway for the 2013 annual meeting which will be held March 7-8 in the Milwaukee area. We hope that you keep the AWRA meeting in your plans for 2013!
Distinguished Service Award
The Wisconsin Section of AWRA is pleased to award the Distinguished Service Award to Doug Cherkauer of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Thank you, Doug, and congratulations!
Student Presentation Awards
AWRA encourages student participation in its annual meeting by recognizing the best student oral presentation, best student poster, and undergraduate excellence in either the oral or poster categories. This year's competition featured oral presentations by twelve graduate students and posters by five graduate and three undergraduate students.
Best Student Oral Presentation Award went to Jeffrey F. Miller, University of Wisconsin-Madison for A Comparison of Stormwater Detention Capabilities of Four Neighboring Wetland Swales.
Best Student Poster Award went to Adam J. Bechle, University of Wisconsin-Madison for Development and Application of an Automated River-Estuary Discharge Imaging System.