Freshwater “flows” across many disciplines. Today’s freshwater issues are complex, and no single discipline can tackle them alone. That’s where we come in. The Freshwater Initiative promotes community interaction and facilitates new and creative applications of freshwater research in the water science and engineering communities.
With essential freshwater ecosystems changing around the world, more interdisciplinary trained scientists are needed to think outside-the-box regarding these changes to help better sustain important resources.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Waterhackweek 2020 has been rescheduled to August 31-September 4, 2020.
April 9, 2020 update: Waterhackweek 2020 programming has been moved entirely online during the rescheduled dates.
NOTICE: Waterhackweek 2020 has been rescheduled to August 31-September 4, 2020, because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As of April 9, 2020, all Waterhackweek 2020 programming has been moved entirely online, so the Community Mixer will not take place in its original format.
As the human footprint spreads, the need to reduce per-capita effects on natural resources has become more urgent. Educating large groups of consumers about the sustainability of not only their individual actions, but also broader economic and political structures, is a huge conservation challenge. Boredom and despair about environmental issues can also stagnate progress. Chief among these issues of concern is water use (supply) and water quality (pollution). The project, led by School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science Research Scientist Lauren Kuehne, seeks to overcome these challenges by using games built around key conservation topics. In addition to being fun,…