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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
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
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
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
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:

Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $290
CEUs: 0.7, PDHs: 7
Email us with your interest, contact:
Murali Vedula,, 414-227-3121
Marcia Gabriel,, 414-227-3378


Six Sigma Black Belt Recipients
Fall 2013
Congratulations to:

Kyle Anderson
Brandon Barbieri
Greg Farrell
Mark Johnson
Lee Jordan
Timothy Kobb
Eric Leal
Kenneth Maglia
Melvin John Mangalindan
Brad Nasgovitz
Jacob Sloan
Cecilia Stingley
Mitch Taylor

Spring 2014 Engineering Programs Catalog

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Water Technology Certificate
Congratulations to the latest recipient of UWM's Water Technology Certificate in fall 2013:

Daniel Frigge

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