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 nations 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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