Water Researcher Wednesday: Dr. Carmen Aguilar

This week’s Water Researcher is Dr. Carmen Aguilar, an Associate Scientist at the School of Freshwater Sciences-WATER Institute. The following video describes Dr. Aguilar’s research on zebra and quagga mussels in Lake Michigan and their impact on the food chain. These invasive species are negatively impacting fish populations by removing the phytoplankton normally consumed by fish.

– James Starzec

Water Docs: Dr. Carmen Aguilar

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The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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