Chair Instructor and Convener
Vladimir Novotny – is a Managing Partner, AquaNova LLC, Newton, Massachusetts and Professor Emeritus, Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI) and Northeastern University (Boston, MA). Dr Novotny published 14 books on water quality management, diffuse pollution and Cities of the Future. He is a member of the IWA International Steering Committee for the Cities of the Future and a primary author of Water Centric Sustainable Communities (J. Wiley, 2010) which will serve as a guiding text for the workshop.
Claus Dunkelberg is Vice President of the Milwaukee Water Council. During his professional career held various positions from project engineer to Vice President responsible for projects and clients from the municipal and private sectors within the water space and solid waste. He has over 30 years of nationwide engineering and management expertise in infrastructure systems.
Jim Fisher is a wastewater senior technologist with 21 years of experience at CH2M-Hill (Milwaukee) specializing in treatment processes for municipal wastewater, CSO, industrial wastewater and contaminated groundwater, focusing on physical/chemical and biological removal and recovery of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) from used water.
Nancy Frank is a professor at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee where she teaches planning theory and courses in environmental sustainability. Dr. Frank’s areas of interest include policy issues related to water, land use, brownfield cleanup and development, preservation of urban green space, and impacts of climate change.
Steve Moddemeyer is a Principal with the architecture firm Collins-Woerman based in Seattle USA. He works internationally with planners, architects, developers, and NGOs to design and evaluate sustainable district strategies for infrastructure. He developed city-scale policies, strategies and best practices for green infrastructure and landscape for Seattle and other communities.
Karen L. Sands, AICP is the Manager of Sustainability for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) where she manages green infrastructure, energy and climate change projects, water resources programs and worked on a number of planning, public involvement and watercourse programs. Karen has over 20 years of professional planning experience.
Daniel Zitomer is a Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and director of the Water Quality Center at Marquette University who specializes in wastewater treatment and anaerobic biotechnology. He received the 2008 Gordon Maskew Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal from the Water Environment Federation for outstanding service in engineering education.
Who Should Attend
Both entry level and practicing urban planners, environmental and ecological engineers and planners, urban landscapte architects and developers, urban watershed and city managers, water reclmation utilities administrators and techinical staff members, and experts affiliated with NGOs interested in green sustainable urban development.
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
- Learn how to apply a new paradigm of the Cities of the Future
- Restore and develop a functioning landscape community, resilient to increased flooding
- Learn about sustainability planning and implementation for a large water/stormwater utility