Wisconsin Water Thinkers Network to meet on World Water Day

Gathering scheduled for March 22 in Green Lake

Contact Jeremy Solin, jeremy.solin@ces.uwex.edu, 715-340-0376

A community of people passionate about water education, outreach and research in Wisconsin will be on hand for the 2nd Annual Wisconsin Water Thinkers Network (WWTN) Gathering this week. Fifty water educators, stewards, faith and environmental justice leaders, researchers and business representatives from throughout the state will attend the event to be held on March 22 (World Water Day) in Green Lake.

The goal of the WWTN is to create, connect and share community engagement strategies and resources to develop a state of engaged “water thinkers” who understand and value water, can think deeply about the complex issues surrounding it, and are water stewards in their personal and professional lives.

“The WWTN is connecting those of us passionate about water education, outreach, and research to develop a shared vision, understanding, and culture in order to become a state of water thinkers,” says Jeremy Solin, Wisconsin ThinkWater coordinator.

To learn more or to become involved with the Wisconsin Water Thinkers Network, visit http://www.tinyurl.com/WaterThinkers for future webinars, conversations and events.

The Wisconsin Water Thinkers Network kickoff event is being planned by the following WWTN leadership team members: Aaron Thompson, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; Deidre Peroff, Wisconsin Sea Grant; Elizabeth Thelen, The Water Council; Huda Alkaff, Wisconsin Green Muslims; Janice Kepka, UW-Madison/Extension Environmental Resources Center; Jeremy Solin, UW-Extension, ThinkWater; Liz Sutton, UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences; and Stephanie Prellwitz, Green Lake Association.

 

The Wisconsin Water Thinkers Network is supported by the University of Wisconsin-Extension, the Wisconsin Environmental Education Foundation and ThinkWater. ThinkWater (www.thinkwater.us), based at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, is funded by the US Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Agriculture with the goal of applying systems thinking to complex water-related issues in the United States. ThinkWater is developing a model in Wisconsin to be used in the state and across the country.

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