Responding to severe storms that impacted the Milwaukee region in 2008, 2009 and 2010, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) approved a 2035 Vision that has helped them to make significant achievements in the area of climate preparedness and water sustainability. Our speaker will outline the steps that the MMSD is taking to meet the goals of their 2035 Vision. This webinar will provide information about:
- How Milwaukee’s is using both “green” and “grey” infrastructure approaches to become more resilient to changes in climate, increase energy efficiency, and maintain stellar regulatory compliance.
- Techniques Milwaukee has used to foster local leadership and collaboration in order to launch green infrastructure forward as they continue to build a strong economy.
Kevin Shafer, P.E. has been the Executive Director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District since 2002, and oversees the regional sewer utility for the 1.1 million people who live in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin region. 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 specialty in water resources from the University of Illinois and a master’s in science and civil engineering from the University of Texas. He is a past president of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies and the Chair of the US Water Alliance’s Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Council. He currently serves on the EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee.