Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2016WI350B

Information Transfer

Institute: Wisconsin
Year Established: 2016 Start Date: 2016-03-01 End Date: 2017-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $19,898 Total Non-Federal Funds: $69,861

Principal Investigators: Moira Harrington

Abstract: The Wisconsin Water Resources Institute's Information Transfer Program documents and publicizes water resources research; provides educational opportunities through training and public service; offers informational and outreach breadth and depth on water-related issues; and disseminates science-based findings and best-management practices to agencies, the research community, non-governmental organizations and members of the public. To achieve these four objectives, the institute maintains a website to share water information; supports a library that collects, archives and then provides water-related print and electronic materials to varied audiences; manages a traveling photography exhibit highlighting water issues and offers a speakers bureau in conjunction with that display; provides library reference services; sponsors conferences and workshops; produces and distributes videos and audio podcasts; and publishes and distributes a quarterly newsletter, fact sheets, technical reports, news releases, social media announcements of water-related topics, monthly listings of library acquisitions and listings of noteworthy new water-related websites.