Opening Remarks-- Nancy Frank, Sweet Water Steering Committee, Professor, UWM Urban Planning Department
Panel Perspectives on the Economic Impacts of Clean Water
David Fantle, Deputy Secretary, WDOT
Morning Workshop Sessions
A. Urban Waters -- Rainwater Harvesting
Business Perspective -- Michael Betker, Vertical Marketing Manager
Organization Perspective -- Tim Vargo, Urban Ecology Center
Residential Perspective -- Sharon Adams, Walnut Way Conservation Corps
B. Restoration Planning Issues
Root River Restoration Plan -- Joseph Boxhorn, SEWRPC
Pike River Restoration Success -- Bill Sasse, Village of Mt. Pleasant
C. Urban Rivers -- Policy Issues
Latest in Smart Snow and Ice Removal -- Connie Fortin, Fortin Consulting
Milwaukee's New Infiltration & Inflow Reduction Project -- Zafar Yousuf, City of Milwaukee
Afternoon Plenary Session
Chicago Wilerness' Vision for Green Infrastructure -- Jeffrey Mengler, Cardno ENTRIX, Chicago, IL
The NRDC Rooftops to Rivers Study -- National Stormwater Lesons for, and From, Milwaukee -- Karen Hobbs, NRDC, Chicago, IL
Afternoon Workshop Sessions
D. Urban Waters -- Riverfront Economic Development
Business Successes on the Lower Kinnickinnic River -- Dave Feron, Paul Davis Restorations
Renaissance on the Lower Menomnee River -- Laura Bray, Menomonee Valley Partners
River Walk Investment Equals Jobs and Housing -- Alyssa Remington, City of Milwaukee
E. Urban and Rural Waters -- Headwaters to the Estuary, Recent Successes
The Ozaukee County Fishway -- Andrew Struck, Ozaukee County
New Projects on the KK and Menomonee Rivers and Lincoln Creek -- Dave Fowler, MMSD
Home Best Management Practices on the KK River -- Ben Gramling, 16th St. Community Health Center
F. Rural Waters -- Challenges nd Breakthroughs in Rural Reaches
Nutrients Discharging from Drain Tiles in Eastern WI -- Eric Cooley, UW Discovery Farms
Water Quality Trading in the Agricultural Community -- Dennis Frame, UW Discovery Farms
Closing Plenary State of Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes
Dr. Harvey Bootsma, Great Lakes WATER Institute
Steve Galarneau, WDNR
Dr. William Holahan, UW Milwaukee
Monday, April 30, 2012
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Registration and coffee at 7:30 a.m.
500 N. Harbor Dr.
Sweet Water will host the 8th Annual Clean Rivers, Clean Lakes Conference on Monday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Discovery World on Lake Michigan at 500 North Harbor Drive in Milwaukee. The conference will offer a full day of comprehensive water quality information, including workshops for engineers, residents, businesses, elected officials and representatives of government and nongovernmental organizations.
The conference plenary sessions will include policy updates by Susan Hedman, EPA Region 5 Administrator, and Wisconsin DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp as well as discussion by research scientists concerning Great Lakes challenges led by David Garman, Dean of UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences. Workshop topics will include regional water project updates, new rural and urban nonpoint pollution tactics, salt/chloride use innovations, and details about the proven connections between water quality and business growth. The luncheon will also include a ceremony to congratulate the 2011-2012 Sweet Water mini-grant awardees.
Registration for the day, at $60 in advance or $75 at the door, includes three plenary sessions, nine workshops offered in three tracks, lunch and refreshments, and closing reception featuring a poster session. Registration will open in February – see www.swwtwater.org for details. Three hundred attendees are expected – for sponsor, exhibit and poster opportunities, please contact Tina Kroening at Sweet Water at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 414-382-1766.
Wednesday, September 15
7:30 am - 5 pm
Radisson Hotel West - Wauwatosa
2303 N. Mayfair Rd.
Produced jointly by Sweet Water and our partners in the region, including the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, the 2010 Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference will offer a full day of information-packed sessions, including workshops for water quality engineers, local residents working on Watershed Action Teams, and representatives of local government and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). We expect 300 to attend for the 2010 event, based on the success of prior conferences.
The day will include three plenary sessions, nine workshops offered in three tracks, a field trip to the nearby $99 million Underwood Creek storm water retention project, and a variety of exhibits from local and regional engineering firm, academic, and water quality NGO partners.
As a special feature, key representatives of the US Environment Protection Agency Region V office are expected to attend, offering updates on the agency’s work in the areas of watershed-based permitting and water quality trading, as well as to outlining progress on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).
A Great Lakes Update from the EPA -- Judy Beck, Manager of the Lake Michigan Program Office, EPA
Sweet Water: Transition From Plans To Action -- Nancy Frank, Chair, Sweet Water Steering Committee, Professor, UWM Urban Planning Department
Efforts at Solving the Agricultural Non-Point Pollution Challenge -- Dr. Dennis Frame, Diretor, UW Discovery Farms Program
Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLS): An Agricultural Perspective -- Bill Hafs, Brown County Land & Water Conservation Department
and Mark Hagedorn, Agricultural Agent, Brown County UWEX
Guiding Remediation Along Root River Through Use of an Integrated Source Tracking Program -- Dr. Julie Kinzelman, Research Scientist/Lab Director, City of Racine
Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network -- Developing Watershed Priorities & Moving Through Implementation --Susan Greenfield, Executive Director, Root-PikeWIN
Practical Guidance on Stream Crossings to Protect Habitat and Meet Multiple Objectives -- Dr. Thomas Slawski, Principal Planner, SEWRPC
Creating Habitat in the Chicago River -- John Quail, Director of Watershed Planning, Friends of Chicago Rivers
Hot Topics on the Lakes -- Dr. Val Klump, Director, UWM Great Lakes WATER Institute
Emerging Contaminants in Freshwater Ecosystems & Their Potential Effects -- Dr. Rebecca Klaper, Shaw Associate Scientist, UWM Great Lakes WATER Institute
SWWT Introduction (link 5mb) Pat Marchese, Chair, Executive Steering Council - Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust (SWWT)
The Watershed Approach and Strategies for Implementation (link 64kb) G. Tracy Mehan, Principal - The Cadmus Group, Inc.
MMSD Watershed Restoration Plans for the Kinnickinnic and Menomonee River Watersheds (link 47mb)
Tim Bate, Engineering Planning Manager - MMSD
William Krill, Associate - Brown & Caldwell
Troy Deibert, Project Manager - HNTB Corp.
Dr. Tom Slawski, Principal Planner - SEWRPC
North Branch Milwaukee Wildlife and Farming Heritage Area (link 63mb) Dale Katsma, Area Wildlife Supervisor - WDNR
Riparian Corridor Management Plan: Buffers, Ecotones and the Land-Water Interface
(link 24 mb) Dr. Jeffrey Thornton, Principal Planner - SEWRPC
Clean Water, Clean Rivers: American Rivers and the Great Lakes Effort for Improving Water Quality (link 75 mb) Gary Belan,Director, Clean Water Program - American Rivers
Real Time WQ Monitoring: Turning Data into Information (link 5mb) Dave Graczyk, Hydrologist - U.S. Geological Survey
H2O Info: A Web-Based Citizen's Tool (link 10mb) Chris Magruder, Community & Environmental Liaison - MMSD
Analyzing Data to Improve Habitat (link 16mb) Dr. Tom Slawski, Principal Planner - SEWRPC
Programs, Policies and Updates on the Great Lakes (link 2.5mb) Tinka Hyde, Director, Water Division - U.S. EPA Region 5
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (link 4mb) Judy Beck, Lake Michigan Team Leader - GLNPO, U.S. EPA Region 5
All About SWWT- The Watershed Action Teams - How to Become Involved (link 23mb)
Ben Gramling, Co-Chair Kinnickinnic River Watershed Action Team
Cheryl Nenn, Co-Chair Menomonee River Watershed Action Team
The Stormwater Management Plan at The Brewery (link 55mb)
Dennis Stapleton, Architect - KM Development Corp.
Mixing Green with Gray: Retrofitting Stormwater BMPs into Milwaukee's 30th Street Industrial Corridor (link 15mb) Tory Kress, Senior Environmental Project Coordinator - Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee
The Future of the Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust: A Panel Discussion
Nancy Frank, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
David Lee, We Energies (link 400kb)
Molly Flanagan, The Joyce Foundation