Virtual Wisconsin Water Week program set for March 8 through 12
Courtesy of the Oneida County Land & Conservation Department
WISCONSIN – Anyone who loves our beautiful lakes, rivers and wetlands is invited to participate in the first ever Wisconsin Water Week, a virtual, interactive, week-long event occurring March 8 through March 12, 2021.
This gathering will provide an opportunity for water lovers, stewards, stakeholders, researchers, professionals, and the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership, to share insights, ideas, and inspiration to care for our irreplaceable lakes, rivers, wetlands, and groundwater. Nearly 200 different presenters will join the event live to share their knowledge of water, ecology, advocacy, and management.
Participants will be able to engage in all or part of the interactive program using a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Each day will be structured such that the morning features several simultaneous streams of live, content-rich educational presentations and time for speakers to address participants’ questions. Afternoon content will be more interactive, with live panel presentations and small group discussion breakouts that invite participants to contribute their ideas and experiences to the gathering.
The agendas for the first three days of Wisconsin Water Week will focus on major aspects of Wisconsin’s water system.
Monday will emphasize “Water Cycles,” including groundwater and climate, the two largest but mostly invisible pieces of our shared water inheritance.
Tuesday will explore “Water Bodies,” delving into the science of monitoring and managing lakes, rivers, wetlands, and watersheds and evaluating their health. This includes the flora and fauna in and around these water bodies and how they interact.
Wednesday will focus on “Water Actions,” featuring examples and stories from the field that demonstrate how people and communities are tackling water challenges – even during these turbulent times.
Thursday’s agenda will feature ten regionally-focused sessions; attendees choose which one(s) to attend.
Friday’s agenda will include local action-oriented meetings and events.
Registration will be required for the online events on Monday through Thursday. Each day will cost $20, with revenue used to offset the cost of keynote speakers and a dedicated, interactive conference website. To view the full agenda and to register, visit www.wisconsinwaterweek.swoogo.com/wisconsinwaterweek.