School of Freshwater Sciences Groundbreaking

UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences (SFS) is breaking ground on their new addition on Wednesday, June 6. The groundbreaking event will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the UWM Harbor Campus.

The building will be a $53 million addition to the Great Lakes Research Facility situated in the Harbor View neighborhood west of Jones’ Island. The project is scheduled to be completed by December 2013 and will contain classrooms, labs, faculty offices, meeting spaces and a lunch room all designed to meet the needs of the School as they continue to grow and revolutionize the way the world studies freshwater resources. David Garman, founding dean of the School of Freshwater Sciences said the building “will greatly expand our ability to understand freshwater issues.”

The tools and technologies we will have in place when it opens will be second to none.  Together with the new centers and programs we’re introducing at the School, UWM will be one of the preeminent places in the world to study freshwater.

Please join us on June 6 as we celebrate the School of Freshwater Sciences’ success as they continue to grow and prepare the next generation of water researchers and innovators.

Event Details:

UWM Harbor Campus
600 East Greenfield Avenue, Milwaukee

5:00pm–7:00pm (program at 6:00pm, reception to follow)

RSVP:   School of Freshwater Sciences Groundbreaking

Complimentary parking and shuttle service located in the Rockwell Automation parking lot at the corner of Greenfield Avenue and South Second Street (enter from Second Street).

About The Water Council

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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