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UW-Milwaukee’s Center for Water Policy to Host “Phosphorus: Lessons from 10+ Years of Numeric Standards for Wisconsin’s Waters” this February in Madison

By Wisconsin Lakes Staff

The Center for Water Policy at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is hosting a one-day conference on February 7, 2023 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison to discuss Wisconsin’s phosphorus rules. The event will analyze implementation, compliance, and impact of the rules, bringing together in conversation academic researchers, agricultural and conservation professionals and agencies, farmers and producers, water utilities, policymakers, and the public.

The Conference’s main speaker will be New York Times best selling author Dan Egan, who will speak about his forthcoming book, The Devil’s Element: Phosphorus and a World Out of Balance.

The day will also feature academic research and case studies to foster discussion around policy mechanisms that address the ongoing challenge of phosphorus management and water pollution. The Center says the goal of this conference is to learn from a decade of implementation of Wisconsin’s rules and inform a research agenda for the next decade and beyond.