As one of the longest running and most successful American Water Resources Association (AWRA) chapters in the country, the Wisconsin chapter has hosted an annual conference dating back to 1977. This collection of conference proceedings represents an important piece of Wisconsin’s water resources legacy. To preserve and improve discoverability for this important collection, Mike Parsen and Brad Gottschalk of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey collaborated with Anne Moser and Maya Reinfeldt of the Wisconsin Water Library to create a permanent digital repository. Housed in MINDS@UW, the collection now includes digital copies of the proceedings from 1978 to today in the online catalog at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Thanks to longtime Wisconsin AWRA member Maureen Muldoon, who generously donated her collection of paper programs, the team filled in historical gaps where needed.
The team is still on the hunt for the 1977 (Stevens Point) and 1979 (Oshkosh) programs to complete this legacy project. Please notify Anne Moser (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you come across one or both of these.
Access the full collection: go.wisc.edu/awra-wisconsin.