Badger Cafe: The Impact of Road Salt on Wisconsin’s Fresh Water

December 5 - 6:00PM - 8:00PM
The University Club of Milwaukee, 924 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI
Cost: Free

About the event

This talk will take a critical look at chloride contamination of freshwater environments in Wisconsin — and beyond. You’ll learn how, why, and where this pollution is happening, and what steps you can take to help curtail current trends.

The speaker

Hilary Dugan, assistant professor, UW–Madison Center for Limnology

About the speaker

Dugan studies how terrestrial and atmospheric changes, such as warming air temperatures or land-use patterns, alter biogeochemical fluxes and aquatic processes in lakes. Her research balances field-based programs, which rely on sensor networks, with the use and development of analytical models and the application of geophysical and geospatial tools. Her research focus is on temperate and polar lakes, with sites spanning from Wisconsin to Antarctica.


6 p.m. Welcome reception and registration opens
6:30 p.m. Presentation by Hilary Dugan
7:30 p.m. Audience Q & A
8 p.m. Event concludes

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to all, but registration is strongly encouraged.

Complimentary parking is available in a heated parking pavilion in the 800 block of N. Prospect Avenue. (There is easy access to the University Club’s entrance under the porte cochère.) If that parking structure is full, you may park outside in a service lot on N. Marshall Street, adjacent to the heated garage.

Questions? Contact Jordan Langer at or 1-608-308-5430.

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