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Sustainable Water Management - An Introduction


Lay the foundation for quality water resources in the future by learning to manage them today. Cover concepts for long-term sustainability by focusing on environmental science, engineering, public health, and the social and economic benefits that clean, safe water provides.



  • Water in Society
  • Water Sustainability Concepts and Terms
  • Hydrological Cycle
  • Natural
  • Man-Made
  • Clean Water Act/Great Lakes Initiative
  • Freshwater Ecosystems; Biodiversity Status and Trends
  • Indicators for Measuring Sustainability

Conventional Water Management Techniques

  • Stakeholder Participation
  • Water/Wastewater Treatment Overview
  • Water Conservation/Water Wise
  • Wastewater Reuse/Recycle
  • Stormwater Harvesting
  • Storage
  • Infiltration
  • Evapotranspiration
  • Municipal/Agricultural Efforts in Sustainability
  • Domestic/Industrial Water Management Efforts

Infrastructure Management Improvements

  • State-of-the-Art Management Approaches by Utilities
  • Decentralized Onsite Infrastructure Management
  • Techniques to Reduce Drinking Water Distribution/Wastewater Conveyance System Costs
  • Green Infrastructure Benefits
  • Energy
  • Air Quality
  • Property Valuations

Watershed Management

  • Source Water Protection Approaches to Reduce Pollutant Loadings and Contamination of Drinking Water Sources
  • Integrated River Based Water Management
  • Watershed Approaches to NPDES Permitting to Maximize the Benefits of a Coordinated Basin-Wide Approach
  • Menomonee River Basin Update
  • Sustainable Watershed Financing Using Tools to Implement Innovative Watershed-Based Financing Strategies
  • Watershed Approaches to Restoring Impaired Waters

Sustainable Design Concepts

  • Strategies for Sustainable Design
  • Domestic
  • Agricultural
  • Industrial
  • Municipal Utilities
  • Research and Development for Promising New Technologies
  • New Design Concepts for Future Systems
  • Technological Innovations

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize sustainable water management practices
  • Provide clean, safe water for your community
  • Apply basic design concepts for sustainable water management

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This program can be applied toward the:

Thu. Sept. 10
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
    Dick Osantowski, P.E.
    Adam Hess
CEUs: 0.7/PDHs: 7
Enrollment Limit: 40
Program No. 4850-8343
Registration Deadline: Thu., Sept. 10
Register Now
For more information, contact:
Marcia Gabriel,, 414-227-3378
Murali Vedula,, 414-227-3121


Fall 2015 Water Technology Brochure

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