Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2017WI361B

University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute - Information Transfer Program

Institute: Wisconsin
Year Established: 2017 Start Date: 2017-03-01 End Date: 2018-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $19,990 Total Non-Federal Funds: $92,026

Principal Investigators: Moira Harrington

Abstract: The Wisconsin Water Resources Institute's Information Transfer Program publicizes water resources research and researchers; 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 local, state and federal 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; offers a speakers bureau and maintains a presence on a University of Wisconsin-Madison experts list, which is regularly accessed by media professionals; assembles and regularly updates an annual communication plan so as to be positioned to best capitalize on water-related information-transfer opportunities; provides library reference services; sponsors conferences and workshops; produces and distributes videos and audio podcasts; and publishes and distributes a quarterly newsletter, fact sheets, news releases, social media announcements of water-related topics, monthly listings of library acquisitions and listings of noteworthy new water-related websites.