International water/environment seminar will meet on campus

The 17th Biennial Water Resources and Environmental Management Seminar will be hosted on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus Tuesday and Wednesday (June 17 and 18).

The Water Resources and Environmental Management Seminar is an informally organized program initiated 30 years ago by a group of civil engineers (including Prof. Emeritus Jack Day) with interests in water resource and environmental management issues.  The goal was to share knowledge and promote understanding among professionals from around the world with similar interests and concerns.

Since then, approximately every two years, a seminar program has been scheduled somewhere in the world.  The agenda usually consists of two days of seminar presentations and two or more days of field trips, the latter designed to acquaint visitors with water resources and environmental management issues in the region where the seminar program is being held.

Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam; Lima, Peru; Beijing, China; and Tarragona, Spain have been sites where seminar programs have been held in recent years.  This year it is Green Bay’s turn. Prof Emeritus Day and Bob Wenger of Natural and Applied Sciences are organizers of the event.

Members of the campus community are invited to stop by Phoenix Room C and listen to any of the more than 20 talks that are scheduled on these two days between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. with lunch breaks from noon to 1 p.m..  The speakers are out-of-town visitors and local presenters, including a number of UW-Green Bay faculty members.

Tuesday, June 17

8:30               Seminar Registration

8:45               Welcome (Chancellor Tom Harden and Mayor Jim Schmitt)

9:15-9:35     John Katers (Anaerobic Digester Systems in Wisconsin)

9:35-9:55     Michael Troge (Attempting to Achieve a Truly Sustainable Plan Using the Land,

Water, and Energy Components)

9:55-10:15   Bob Howe (Measuring Ecological Health of the Great Lakes Coastal Environment)

10:15-10:30 Questions

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:05 Tom Sigmund (Opportunities and Challenges at NEW WATER, Green Bay)

11:05-11:25 Rob Montgomery (Climate Change Vulnerability Analysis for the Milwaukee

Metropolitan Sewerage District)

11:25-11:45 Bill Samuels (Forecasting Time-of-Travel and Containment Levels for Emergency

Response to the West Virginia Chemical Spill)

11:45-12:00 Questions

12:00-1:00   Lunch in Phoenix Room B

1:00-1:20     Paul Sager (Estimating Improvements in Lower Green Bay through TMDL-Mandated

Phosphorus Reduction)

1:20-1:40     Val Klump (Green Bay: Dead Zones, Climate, and Its Future)

1:40-2:00    Michael Zorn ((Determination of Phosphate, Nitrate, Dissolved Oxygen, and

Temperature in Green Bay, Lake Michigan, Using High Temporal Resolution

in situ Sensors)

2:00-2:20    Jack Day (Progress in River Basin Sustainability: A Global Sample-Wisconsin, USA)
2:20-2:45    Questions

2:45-3:00    Break

3:00-3:30    Jacobo Juan Bosco Bucaram Ortiz and Napoleon Puño Lecarneque (Analysis of

Environmental Impacts of Irrigation Systems in Yaguachi Canton, Guayas Province,

Ecuador: Surface Water Gravity Flow vs. Groundwater Pumping with Diesel


3:30-3:50    Jose De Pierola (Social Contribution of Mining through Technology Transfer in

Water Uses)

3:50-4:10    Questions

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

 8:45 am            Welcome (County Executive Troy Streckenbach, Deans Sue Mattison and Scott


9:15-9:35     Nancy Quirk (Green Bay Water: Past, Present, and Future)

9:35-9:55     John Luczaj (Groundwater Quality Challenges in Northeastern Wisconsin)

9:55-10:15   Ron Hunsinger (Drinking Water Quality Management)

10:15-10:30 Questions

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:05 Walter Grayman (Ubiquitous Sensing of the Environment)

11:05-11:25 Dick Males (Flood Damage to Roads)

11:25-11:45 Marc Anderson (Building a Better Environment by Doing Things “Porely”)

11:45-12:00 Questions

12:00-1:00   Lunch in Phoenix Room B

1:00-1:20     Kevin Fermanich (Addressing Eutrophication Impairments in the Green Bay

Ecosystem: Research on Watersheds Vulnerable to Agricultural Runoff)

1:20-1:40     Patrick Robinson (The Story of the Green Bay Cat Island Chain)

1:40-2:00     Jessica Shultz (Coordinating Water Quality Improvement Efforts in the Lower

Fox River Watershed)

2:00-2:20     Bud Harris (Rehabilitating a Dysfunctional River/Bay System – What Have We


2:20-2:45     Questions

2:45-3:00     Break

3:00-3:20     Robert Clark (EPA’s Water Quality Modeling Research Program: A Historical


3:20-3:40     Jonathan Bulkley (Political Theory and Resource Allocation: Application to

Contemporary Environmental Challenges)

3:40-4:00     John Stoll (An Economic Perspective on Public Policy Issues)

4:00-4:15     Questions