UW-Green Bay To Offer New Water Science Degree In Fall 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019

New Undergraduate Degree Aims To Meet Growing Demand For Workers With Water Science Background

Water is a hot-button issue. From an increasing population to aging infrastructure and climate change, its scope is enormous.

Earlier this year Gov. Tony Evers called 2019 the "Year of Clean Drinking Water" and announced $70 million for water quality programs — which some say is a good step, but not nearly enough.

An aging workforce and a shortage of trained new talent has left the industry struggling to keep up with the demands for those programs.

A new undergraduate major at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is looking to fill that gap and equip students with a comprehensive water science education that meets workforce needs — a move that has received local industry support.

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