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2014-08-21
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Kevin Shafer, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

INFRA 2014
1er au 3 décembre, Palais des Congrès, Montréal

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Titre anglais : Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Overflow Reduction Plan

Biographie du conférencier : Kevin Shafer, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

M. Keven Shafer is the Executive Director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and is responsible for the overall management, administration, leadership and direction for MMSD in meeting short - and long- term goals and objectives; coordinate the establishment of strategic goals and objectives and their approval by the Commission; oversees the development of policies and operating plans; and represents MMSD to its customers, bond rating agencies, and the public. Prior to joining the District, Shafer spent 10 years in private industry with an international engineering firm in Chicago and Milwaukee, and six years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Worth, Texas. He holds a bachelor's degree in science and civil engineering with a speciality in water resources form the University of Illinois and a master's in science and civil engineering form the University of Texas. He is a past president of the National Association of Clean Water Leadership Council. He currently serves on the EPA's Local Government Advisory Commitee and is the Vice Chair of the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) Board of Directors.

Résumé de la conférence

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) has been operating an Overflow Reduction Plan since 1993. Having reduced the combined sewer overflows from 50 per year down to 2.4 year the plan has been very successful. In 2011, MMSD adoptend a 2035 Vision which calls for the renewable energy. This launched the next phase of the Overflow Reduction Plan. The Plan's second phase is based on a more expansive, watershed approach for identifying all the sources of water pollution in the Greater Milwaukee watersheds. The watershed approch allows nature's boundaries to drive the decisions based on science and engineering instead of jurisdictional limits. The watershed approch recommends the control of both point sources and polluted stormwater runoff sources, and provides the basis for decisions on community, industrial and private disposal systems. Integral to this approch is the implementation of Green Infrastructure which manages rainwater where it falls. A Regional Green Infrastructure Plan adoptend in 2013 highlights the needs for an additionnal 740 million gallons of green infrastructure. This approach requires strong patrnerships and public involvement with people, interest grops, and agencies.

While the various phases of the Overfolw Reduction Plan have been targeted towards the reduction and ultimately the elimination of overflows, there are a number of other benefits of the plan that will make Milwaukee more resilient to climate change.

 

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