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Yahara Lakes 101 with Daniel Wright

March 11, 2020 @ 3:00 am 4:00 am


Yahara Lakes 101: Planning for a Hotter, Wetter, Wisconsin

Yahara Lakes 101: Planning for a Hotter, Wetter Wisconsin

Join us at Yahara Lakes 101 to learn about important issues impacting our lakes!



About this Talk

Wisconsin, along with many other parts of the globe, has experienced dramatic increases in the number of heavy rain events in recent years. So how can we better plan for a hotter, wetter Wisconsin?

At this month’s Yahara Lakes 101, Dr. Daniel Wright of the UW-Madison Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will use the August 20, 2018 storm in Dane County to frame the emerging challenges facing our Yahara Watershed and beyond. We’ll also learn the potential for technology to improve planning and management, and some areas of concern with “trendy” solutions. Finally, Dr. Wright will review work by UW-Madison and the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts to help solve this challenging problem.

Tickets are transferable but non-refundable. In the event of cancellation, tickets and sponsorships will not be refunded. Thank you for your donation to Clean Lakes Alliance!

About our Speaker

Dr. Daniel Wright holds bachelors and masters degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan. He worked as a Regional Sanitation Engineer with the Peace Corps in Bolivia from 2006 – 2008 and as a hydropower engineer in Chile from 2008 – 2009. Dr. Wright earned his PhD from Princeton University, where he studied urban rainfall and flooding. He worked at the World Bank from 2013 – 2014, focusing on flood and landslide risk reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean before becoming a NASA Postdoctoral Program fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center.

Dr. Wright joined the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UW-Madison as an assistant professor in 2016. He is a member of NASA’s Precipitation Measurement Mission Science Team and received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in Hydrologic Sciences in 2018. Dr. Wright is a founder and co-chair of the Infrastructure Working Group within the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts, as well as a member of its Science Advisory Board. His research and teaching focuses on floods and how they are influenced by meteorology, urbanization, and climate change.

Event Details

The event is held at The Edgewater. Come at 7:30 a.m. for a meet-and-greet and to enjoy coffee, pastries, and fruit. The program begins at 8 a.m., and class is dismissed by 9 a.m. Complimentary event parking will be available at The Edgewater.

Admission is FREE for 2020 Friends of Clean Lakes. If you are not a Friend, admission is $10 per event. Registration for each event is requested for all attendees.

Tickets are transferable but non-refundable. In the event of cancellation, tickets and sponsorships will not be refunded. Thank you for your donation to Clean Lakes Alliance!

Yahara Lakes 101 Lecture Series

Yahara Lakes 101 is a series of educational events open to the public and a great chance for residents to learn more about the science behind the issues that affect our lakes. Each month we feature a different expert to make the science accessible and interesting to non-technical audiences.

The series is produced in partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, with presenting sponsors First Weber Foundation and Johnson Financial Group, hosting sponsor The Edgewater, supporting sponsor National Guardian Life Insurance Company, and media partner the Isthmus.

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Madison, WI 53703 United States
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