Freshwater: Preserving and Sustaining Vital Resources
This Milwaukee Idea initiative focuses on preserving and sustaining local and global freshwater resources. UWM, located on the world's largest system of freshwater lakes and rivers, is strategically positioned to become an international leader in expanding understanding of critical freshwater issues.

Freshwater has received a $2 million grant from the Department of Defense to create a Center for Water Security. The grant will support extensive study at UWM's Great Lakes WATER Institute on safeguarding the nation’s drinking water supply systems. Other activities include partnering with municipalities and government bodies to support stream restoration strategies and protect endangered species.

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