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.

Options Paper, summary, and resources

See below for the process by which IWM ‘Options’ will be chosen and implemented:


WQIP Development timeline and events


Upcoming Events

  • No information Available at this time

Past Events

  • KK Watershed Advisory Committee Meeting

    • Tuesday, February 26, UWM School of Freshwater Sciences