Innovative Cities Lecture – Regional Water Supply Planning in Southeastern Wisconsin

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 345

Mr. Michael Hahn

This lecture will describe the recently-completed regional water supply plan for Southeastern Wisconsin, providing information on 1) the need for the study, 2) the technical basis for the study, 3) legal issues related to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, 4) the evaluation of the effects of alternative plans on surface and groundwater resources of the Region, and 5) the components of the recommended plan for the Region.

Speaker Bio:
Michael Hahn has over 30 years experience as a Water Resource Engineer. In his current position as Chief Environmental Engineer with the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, he directs the activities and staff of the Commission's Environmental Planning Division, including the regional water quality management, water supply, and stormwater and floodland management planning programs. He has served as the lead author and/or project manager for numerous SEWRPC watershed-based plans, including the regional water quality management plan update for the greater Milwaukee watersheds (2007); the comprehensive plan for the Des Plaines River watershed (2003); and stormwater management plans for the Cities of Brookfield and West Bend and the Villages of Elm Grove and Menomonee Falls. He is a registered Professional Engineer and Professional Hydrologist in the State of Wisconsin. He received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota, where he was a research assistant at the Saint Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory.

Lecture attendees are eligible to receive 1.0 AICP Certificate Maintenance Credit for each lecture attended. All Innovative Cities Lectures count for 1.0 AICP CM credit.

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Pizza lunch and refreshments are provided.

Please RSVP to Brian Peterson,
Department of Urban Planning Project Assistant,