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Resilient Wisconsin Day

A Wisconsin Academy forum on our climate, energy, and water future
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 8:30am to 4:30pm


Varsity Hall, UW–Madison Union South
1308 W. Dayton Street
53715 Madison , WI

Registration for this event is now closed. Video recordings of the plenary sessions will be available in the coming weeks.

Water and energy are two of today’s biggest environmental and social challenges. A thriving Wisconsin depends on clean and abundant water, and on energy sources that meet our needs, but don’t make climate change worse. How are we doing on meeting those challenges?

In a daylong discussion of resilience, hosted by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, panel discussions included:

  • Advances in energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable energy that can shape a greener future
  • Opportunities for safeguarding our state’s freshwater ecosystems

Workshops featured:

  • Starting a fruitful conversation on climate change
  • Using values and norms to communicate water issues
  • Monitoring and managing Wisconsin's waters
  • Examining food, water, and energy connections
  • Expanding renewable energy opportunities in Wisconsin

In the closing address, Torbjörn Lahti, co-founder of Sweden’s first “eco-municipality,” highlighted the role of local action in making progress toward a thriving Wisconsin.

Hosted by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, Resilient Wisconsin Day is presented in partnership with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and with generous support from the Joyce Foundation, the Brico Fund, the Sally Mead Hands Foundation, and other sponsors.

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Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: 608.733.6633


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Madison, WI 53703
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