Winter 2008

Featured Website

Water Resources Institute

This fall the Web site for the Water Resources Institute (WRI) was rebuilt from ground(water) up to make it easier and faster for visitors to find information about WRI research projects and publications.

Construction of the new site was a year-long team effort led by James Hurley, assistant director for research & outreach, and his assistant Liz Albertson, a recent graduate from the UW Water Resources Management program.

One of the goals of the site redesign was to provide the public with a real-time link to information about current research. To meet this goal, the site was integrated with the Interactive Project Reporting Online (iPRO) system, an online tool that allows principal investigators to report on the progress of their projects.

According to Tina Yao, art director for the Aquatic Sciences Center, the new site features a fresh design with better readability and vivid photography. The design is the first step in an effort to visually unify the WRI, Sea Grant, and Aquatic Sciences Center Web sites by introducing shared graphic elements and themes.

The Aquatic Sciences Center is the administrative home of the
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute & University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute.

©2011 University of Wisconsin Board of Regents