Update on River Alliance’s Wisconsin Water Agenda

Apr 6, 2020 | Water Policy

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2020 WaterWays newsletterDownload a PDF of the full Newsletter.

Water is a fundamental need for all people and the environment. We need a water management system in Wisconsin that will deliver abundant water, in perpetuity, that can be used for all purposes without risk by
humans or the environment.

It is clear that our current system—while it has made significant progress from the conditions in the 1960’s—cannot get us where we need to be. (See the summary of issues here for examples of this.)

As Raj mentioned in the lead WaterWays article, River Alliance’s Wisconsin Water Agenda is working on the elements and design of a system that can protect our waters and communities. River Alliance has recently conducted two strategy sessions with leaders from across the state, including tribal leaders, academics, business people and grassroots leaders. We’re calling this group “the Core Team” and they’ve made exciting progress toward laying out the basic principles that must govern a new system. We look forward to sharing more details with you in the next issue of WaterWays. In the meantime, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

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