UW-La Crosse looking to become global leader in freshwater science

With UWL the only campus sitting on the Mississippi River, the university has long been a key location for river science

LA CROSSE, Wis (WKBT) – As the world tackles the issue of climate change, UW-La Crosse is trying to become the global leader in freshwater science.

The Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin is a partnership of Wisconsin’s 13 public universities.

The project started in 2017 and connects UW campuses with local communities, policymakers, and advocacy groups.

With UWL the only public campus sitting on the Mississippi River, the university has long been a key location for river science.

“It’s got the potential for a lot of flexibility, a lot of creativity, and a lot of really unique opportunities for students. And our faculty are really excited about engaging in it as well,” said Dr. Roger Haro, the Associate Dean for the College of Science and Health.

UWL has been an authority on all things fresh water, since the establishment of the River Studies Center in 1972.