Schedule

All WRM alumni, current students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the events below. The registration deadline was September 1. Email Alison Coulson with questions.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Welcome Reception & Public Lecture

5:30 p.m. - Reception (for WRM alumni, students and partners; invitation-only)
Union South, 3rd Level Deck

7:00 p.m. - Land Use, Climate Change and Yahara Lakes Flooding
Kenneth Potter, Chair of the Water Resources Management program; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW-Madison
Union South, Varsity Hall

Friday, September 18, 2015

50th Anniversary Alumni Symposium

8:00 - 9:45 a.m. - Continental Breakfast featuring a student poster session, WRM historical exhibit and informal tours of Science Hall.
Science Hall, Room 15

10:00 a.m. - Reports from the Field: Perspectives on Policy
Pyle Center, Room 313
Moderator: Dave Siebert ('90)
Harlan Hirt ('67), The Water Resources Planning Act – It's Still a Law
Sandra Lange ('80), Strategies to Better Communicate, Collaborate, and Coordinate Efforts to Achieve Objectives of Key Environmental Legislation - Both Old and New
Lew Posekany ('66), First Class WRM's
Jim Stark ('76), The Minnesota Model for Sustainable Water Management

11:00 a.m. - Reports from the Field: Interdisciplinary Work in Practice
Pyle Center, Room 313
Moderator: Angela James ('00)
Steve Ales ('88), Evaluation of Water Level Order for Dams
Steven Berkowitz ('78), Science and Politics of On-Site Wastewater Effluent Dispersal Systems
Tom Osborne ('74), Oil, Shale, Coal and Water: WRM'ers Mix it up for 40 Years
Jeff Ripp ('98), From Water to Energy: Perspectives on Interdisciplinary Work
Laura Rozumalski ('07), Integrating Green Infrastructure into a Concrete World

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. - WRM Alumni Lunch
Nelson Institute Director Paul Robbins will lead a discussion on the value and future of the program.
Pyle Center, Alumni Lounge

1:45 p.m. - Reports from the Field: Restoration and Management Tools
Pyle Center, Room 313
Moderator: Tim Asplund ('91)
Mathias Collins ('99), Advancing Dam Removal Science and Practice
Jerry Skalak ('95), Rivers Run Through It (and over it!)... A Look at Flooding and Flood Risk Management in Iowa
Molli MacDonald ('07), Surface Water Data Viewer - Spatial Water Quality Management Tools Without Needing to Know GIS
Carol Warden ('10), Plants at the Root of a Healthy Ecosystem; What We can Learn from Whole-lake Aquatic Plant Surveys

2:45 p.m. - Motivations and Memories: Personal Impacts of WRM
Pyle Center, Room 313
Moderator: Mary Ellen Vollbrecht ('81)
Tim Asplund ('91), Integrating Water Resource Science, Policy and Management in WI: A Personal Journey
Barbara Borns (emeritus staff), The WRM Workshop as a Springboard
Jon Grand ('75), Ripples in a Pond
Lloyd Eagan ('77), Coming Full Circle: The Circuitous Trajectory of a WRM's Career
Patrick Eagan ('77), Poetic Overflow from 27 years of Water Resources Outreach at UW-Madison
Harlan Hirt ('67), Sometimes You Get Lucky

Rendezvous on the Terrace


5:00 -7:00 p.m. - Rendezvous on the Terrace
Pyle Center, Rooftop Terrace

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Alumni Field Trip

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Field trip to Mazomanie, WI
We will visit the site of the 2010 practicum, which focused on stream and lake restoration following the removal of the last dam on Black Earth Creek. Both restorations were implemented based on information and recommendations from the practicum report. We will view restoration sites and meet some of the community leaders that worked with us.

The group will depart from and return to Science Hall. Transportation and lunch will be provided.