Water Quality Improvement Plan
Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Inc. has been commissioned by Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District to create a Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP) for the Greater Milwaukee Watersheds. This plan will build on the technical strength of the TMDL Report, several nine key element (9KE) plans, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) Regional Green Infrastructure and 2050 Facilities Plans, and a number of Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission’s (SEWRPC) plans.
However, the WQIP is different from these plans in that it focuses on how to make sure the goals and the recommendations in these other plans are put into action in an efficient way while also achieving important co-benefits. This relates directly to how work is funded and implemented, how work is prioritized, how collaboration can work, and how to leverage the strengths of each sector in this, and how the impacts of watershed restoration efforts can be monitored and measured over time. It will achieve these goals through the use of integrated watershed management, which recognizes the need for collaboration among a range of stakeholders in an impaired watershed.
This web page will serve as a platform to keep stakeholders up-to-date about how the WQIP is evolving. It will also be a source for stakeholders to access relevant documents that the WQIP references and develops, such as an ‘Options Paper’ for providing preliminary analysis of stakeholder interest in options for integrated watershed management. Information about stakeholder meetings and other relevant events will be available here as well.
Questions? Feedback? Contact Kristin at email@example.com
Options Paper, summary, and resources
WQIP Options Paper (1,448 KB)
WQIP Options Paper Summary (963 KB)
WQIP Options Paper Presentation (2,966 KB)
WQIP Scope of Work (201 kB)
Links to tools and references included in WQIP Options Paper
Scope of work for Oak Creek Plan (SEWRPC)
KK Watershed GI Plan (MMSD)
See below for the process by which IWM ‘Options’ will be chosen and implemented:
WQIP Development timeline and events
Spring/Summer Stakeholder Outreach
Final Introduction to the WQIP Workshop
Tuesday, June 2nd, 9:00 am-10:30 am
UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, Room #3080
If you cannot make any of these meetings, or if you would like to have a deeper conversation concerning the Options Paper, please contact Kristin Schoenecker at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a one-on-one meeting.
WQIP Strategic Advisory Workgroup Meetings
After the more general WQIP workshops for watershed stakeholders, the WQIP Team will convene a WQIP Strategic Advisory Workgroup to help us further refine these options. If you are interested in joining the workgroup and the staying involved in these conversations, please email Kristin at email@example.com.
We will be having four meetings over the course of July and August, and we ask that participants attend and participate in at least three of these meetings. Each meeting will focus on two of the strategies identified in the WQIP Options Paper, although they will not be confined to these subjects but will seek to identify connections between all the strategies.
WQIP Strategic Advisory Workgroup Meeting I
WQIP Strategic Advisory Workgroup Meeting II
WQIP Strategic Advisory Workgroup Meeting III
WQIP Strategic Advisory Workgroup Meeting IV
KK Watershed Advisory Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 26, UWM School of Freshwater Sciences
May Joint Science & policy advisory committee meeting
Wednesday, May 15, UWM School of Freshwater Sciences
Watershed-focused NGO Meeting
Tuesday, May 28, UWM School of Freshwater Sciences
Kinnickinnic Watershed Advisory Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 6, UWM School of Freshwater Sciences
MMSD’s Technical Advisory Team Meeting
Thursday, June 20, MMSD
Milwaukee River Basin TMDL Implementation Sector Team Meeting
Wednesday, June 19, SEWRPC
Private Sector Informational Meeting
Tuesday, June 25, UWM School of Freshwater Sciences