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Sustainable Strategies Webinar Series: Webinars for Wisconsin’s Municipal Professionals

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The Sustainable Strategies Webinar Series is a free monthly webinar produced for Municipal professionals. Join us every third Thursday from 12pm-1pm for presentations on timely sustainability topics. Support is provided by League of Wisconsin Municipalities [exit DNR], 1000 Friends of Wisconsin [exit DNR] and the Wisconsin Counties Association [exit DNR].


Upcoming Webinar - International Edition - December 13, 12pm-1pm - Register now

Road stream culverts: The case for inventory and assessment strategies as an important sustainability initiative in Wisconsin.Jon Simonsen
The traveling public readily notices potholes and load limit signs, but unless they fail, culverts are generally passed over without much thought. While there are tracking methods and regular inspections for both road surface condition and bridges, there is no standard inventory or inspection schedule for the approximately 80,000 road stream crossings in Wisconsin. We will discuss culvert inventory/planning efforts as an important sustainability and flood resiliency issue, describe stream factors in addition to "hydrology and hydraulics" that are important to help identify high priority culverts, and discuss inventory and assessment challenges and new tools.

Presented by Jon Simonsen – DNR, Environmental Analysis and Review Specialist

Previous webinars

Month Presenter Title
January Kevin Westhuis, Utility Director for the City of River Falls Developing positive relationships with property owners through high levels of customer service
February Greg Wise, UW-Extension Quality of Life Indicators as an Economic Development Tool
March Audrey Boerner, Eau Claire City-County Health Department Getting the Most Out of Health Impact Assessments
May Dan Buckler, Urban Forestry Inventory Specialist, DNR Transforming the City into a Forest
June Lisa Ashenbrenner-Hunt Make your plans environmentally sound before you break ground! Part 1 and Part 2
July Josh Brown - Wisconsin DNR - Wetland In-Lieu Fee Wetland Mitigation Program Coordinator The WI Wetland Conservation Trust ILF Mitigation in Wisconsin
August Katy Kuntz, Executive Director, Cool Choices Sustainable Communities: Building Enthusiasm for Sustainability
September Kathy Lake, P.E., ENV-SP - Pollution Prevention Manager Invisible Impact
October Sherrie Gruder – Sustainable Design and Energy Specialist – University of Wisconsin-Extension Energy Independence - How to Afford Getting to 100 and Promote Sustainability to Boot
November Julia Noordyk – University of Wisconsin – Sea Grant Institute Building Resilient Communities One Code at a Time
November 29 Michael Anstett - IES Abroad - Freiburg, Germany Sustainable Urban Ecosystem Management
Month Presenter Title
January Claudia Haack, Sustainable Infrastructure Manager, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District Sustainable Infrastructure Management (SIM)
February Heather Cleveland, Food Justice Director, Nourish Sustainable Food Systems - The Farm to table Movement
March Brian Wahl, Urban Forester Forestry Coordinator, WDNR Emerald Ash Borer – Managing the Forest Before, During and After the Invasion
April Matt Kures, Community Development State Specialist - UW-Extension, Center for Community and Economic Development Demographic Information and Smart Cities
May Ashwat Narayanan, Transportation Policy Director, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin Local Transportation Decision Making in Changing Times
June Julia Stanley, Healthy Kids Collaborative Activating Active Communities in Dane County
September Bill Baily, Chequamegon Bay Renewables, Inc. CheqBayRenewables: Bringing Renewable Energy Into Your Community
October Roger Bannerman, Hydrologist, USGS Developing Municipal Phosphorous Reduction Credits for Leaf Management programs
Month Presenter Title
March Pete Wood, Storm Water Engineer, WDNR
Kile Kuhlmey, Soil Erosion Specialist, City of Kenosha
Effective Implementation of Municipal Construction Site Erosion Control Programs
June Jesse Schomberg, Extension Program Leader, University of Minnesota
Maureen Millman, Environmental Analysis and Review Specialist, WDNR
Road Ditch Maintenance to Protect Water Quality
Plus: Permits when are they required and how to get them?
July Megan Levy, Director of Local Energy Program, WI State Energy Office A Look at the Energy Star Portfolio Program
Case Study: City of Eau Claire
August Pamela Toshner, Water Resources Management Specialist, WDNR Wisconsin's Healthy Lakes Initiative Grant Program
September Roger Bannerman, Hydrologist, USGS Urban Phosphorus Loads: Identifying Sources and Evaluating Controls
October Ben Jordan, Program Director, UW-Madison School of Engineering
Pete Wood, Water Resource Engineer, WDNR
Lessons Learned the Hard Way - Achieving Sustainability in the Real World
December Jennifer Rivers, VP for Operations, Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Envision Rating System for Sustainable Infrastructure
Last revised: Monday December 03 2018