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  Lisa Downes  

Lisa Wojnarowski Downes is the North America Regional Initiative Coordinator for the Alliance for Water Stewardship. The Alliance for Water Stewardship is working to develop the first global water stewardship certification program. This program will be international, voluntary and standard-based. It will recognize and reward water users and water utilities that are doing an exemplary job of protecting watersheds and freshwater ecosystems.

Prior to joining the Alliance for Water Stewardship, Lisa was a program manager for the Council of Great Lakes Governors, a regional governors' association. At the Council, Lisa assisted the Great Lakes states and provinces in developing and implementing the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. She managed the Governors' and Premiers' Water Conservation and Efficiency Initiative which developed for the first time regional water conservation and efficiency objectives. She also managed the Council's Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force which helps coordinate the States' efforts to stop the spread and introduction of harmful, non-native species to the Great Lakes.

Lisa earned a J.D. with a Certificate in International and Comparative Law from DePaul University College of Law in 2008 and was admitted to the Illinois Bar. She completed Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Communication at DePaul University in 2003.

Impactful Sustainability


Industrial Assessment Center
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at UWM, funded by Department of Energy, Focus on Energy and UWM, is dedicated to providing technical support for Wisconsin small and medium-sized manufacturing companies to:

Improve energy efficiency (cut energy bill)

Reduce solid wastes (cut waste management cost)

Increase manufacturing productivity (increase profit and competitiveness).

Please contact, Dr. Chris Yuan, Director, IAC, Tel: 414-229-5639
Industrial Assessment Center

Water Technology Certificate
Congratulations to the latest recipients of UWM's Water Technology Certificate:

Rosheen Styczinski
Loretta Voge