Save the Date – Don’t miss the first ever Wisconsin Water Week – March 8-12, 2021 (virtual)
To keep people safe and to engage as many people as possible, the Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Partnership, who organize the annual Lakes and Rivers Convention, is growing the 2021 event to be Wisconsin Water Week! You will not want to miss this virtual learning event!
What can I expect?
Participants will be able to engage in all or part of the interactive program using a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Each day will be structured such that the morning features several simultaneous streams of live, content-rich educational presentations and time for speakers to address participants’ questions. Afternoon content will be more interactive, with live panel presentations and small group discussion breakouts that invite participants to contribute their ideas and experiences to the gathering.
Our theme for 2021 is “Navigating in Turbulent Times” and we will be looking to spotlight innovative ways that water groups are continuing to advance their work in the face of unprecedented challenges.
The agendas for the first three days of Wisconsin Water Week will focus on major aspects of Wisconsin’s water system.
- Monday will emphasize Water Cycles, including groundwater and climate, the two largest but mostly invisible pieces of our shared water inheritance.
- Tuesday will explore Water Bodies, delving into the science of monitoring lakes, rivers, wetlands, and watersheds and evaluating their health.
- Wednesday will focus on Water Actions, featuring examples and stories from the field that demonstrate how people and communities are tackling water challenges.
Thursday’s programming will be built around the major watersheds in Wisconsin through nearly a dozen simultaneous, place-based, one-day conferences. Drawing on the Red Cedar Basin Conference’s ten years of growing success, numerous additional watersheds throughout Wisconsin will be organizing Thursday agendas that address the issues and concerns most relevant in their specific region.
This week concludes on Friday with a menu of smaller local events and meetings that draw upon the week’s content to outline action plans for spring and summer 2021. Depending on the public health circumstances and the size of local gatherings, some of these may be held in person.
What will it cost me?
Registration costs are expected to be just $20/day
We hope you’ll join us for some or all of this unique event. Watch for registration information in the coming months and please share this with your networks.
For more information on Wisconsin Water Week click here.