Wisconsin China Initiative Presents Wisconsin-China Water Collaborations: Past, Present, and Future

The Wisconsin China Initiative invites you to a panel discussion on

Wisconsin-China Water Collaborations:

Past, Present, and Future

Thursday, October 7, 2 – 4 p.m.

Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street


Featuring Panel Topics:

A Thirsty Nation: China’s Scramble for Water

  • Chunmaio Zheng, Professor of Hydrogeology , University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa and Director of the Center for Water Research, Peking University

Poyang Lake: Dynamic Interactions between Water Control, Aquatic Vegetation, Waterbirds, and Aquaculturist

  • Janet Silbernagel, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, University of WI-Madison
  • Jeb Barzen, Director of Field Ecology, International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, WI

Constructing Law for Water Resources Management: Localizing Legal Reform in China

  • Leah Larson-Rabin, PhD Candidate, Political Science, University of WI-Madison


This free and open to the public event will be followed by reception in the Alumni Lounge.

Sponsored by the Wisconsin China Initiative and the Division of International Studies

About the Wisconsin China Initiative

Established by the Division of International Studies and the Center for East Asian Studies, the Wisconsin China Initiative  is composed of faculty, alumni, and leaders in business and government who recognize the importance of China to the economic and political future of Wisconsin and the United States. It aims to create new partnerships between Chinese higher education institutions and UW-Madison, while continuing to develop plans for strategic engagements between China and the State of Wisconsin.