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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.

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Background

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:

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

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