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Environmental Management and Business InstituteEMBI

Green Innovations 2012: Water – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

 

Speaker: Chad Pregracke

Author of From the Bottom Up and founder of Living Lands & Waters, a not-for-profit organization based in East Moline, Illinois, dedicated to cleaning up and preserving our nation’s rivers.

Award-Winning Documentary,'Tapped'

Stephanie Soechtig's debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.

See the film trailer

The Business of Water

  • Breakout sessions on water-related business, regulation, and economic development
  • Groundwater panel discussion with industry experts
  • Opportunities to tour — GBMSD Discussion of Renard and Cat Islands, Green Bay Packaging, and a visit to the Mahon Creeck Monitoring Station.
  • Water: Past, Present, and Future
    Of Time and the River is a historic watershed video about Wisconsin's Fox and Wolf Rivers.

 

Schedule

April 18-20, 2012

This schedule is a working document. Sessions will be added as they are confirmed.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

6 p.m. Reception and Book Signing Theater Hall,
2nd Floor
7 p.m. Chad Pregracke
Founder of Living Lands & Waters, a not-for-profit organization based in East Moline, Illinois, dedicated to cleaning up and preserving our nation’s rivers. See Chad Pregracke's bio
Theatre Hall,
University Theatre

Thursday, April 19, 2012

All Thurrsday, April 19 events are held in the University Union in Phoenix Room B and C.

8:15 a.m.

Registration

8:30 a.m.

Lower Fox River Watershed Symposium:
Symposium Agenda (pdf)

Regional Collaborations Efforts in Watershed Monitoring
  • Kevin Fermanich, Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences, UW-Green Bay
  • Annette Pelegrin, Coordinator Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Project, UW-Green Bay

Student Watershed Projects: 5 Student Teams
  • Student Presentations
  • Video and Poster Session
11:15 a.m.

Lunch
Student Awards
Presented by Linda Bartelt, Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance

The Balance Equation
Learn how students Madison Richards (Horlick High School), Sinclair Richards (McKinley Middle School) and Samantha Noll, (Case High School), all in Racine, took on the issue of clean water in the developing world, creating a documentary of their travels and efforts in Africa and Santa Domingo.

12:30 - 4 p.m.

Tours

Participants must be wearing long pants and sleeves and sturdy footwear (no sandals, high heels or open toes). Where needed, hard hats, safety glasses and vests will be provided.

Discussion - Renard Island and Cat Island, at the GBMSD Jack Day Education Center with Dean Haen, Interim Director, Brown County Port and Solid Waste Department, John Kennedy, Environmental Programs Manager and Tracy Valenta, Water Resources Specialist, Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District

Green Bay Packaging, Jennifer Peplinski, Environmental Manager, Green Bay Packaging Inc.

Mahon Creek Monitoring Station operated by UW-Green Bay
12:45 p.m. Tapped, The Movie Optional afternoon showing University Union,
Phoenix Room
3:00 p.m. The Balanced Equation, Documentary film Presented by the producers: Madison Richards, Sinclair Richards, and Samantha Noll

This documentary, produced by three teenage girls, examines point-of-use water filtration and chemical treatment systems which are being implemented in Kenya and the Dominican Republic. It was funded by The Dow Chemical Company in partnership with The Keystone Science School.
7:00 p.m. Discussion
(doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Groundwater Panel

  • Bill Nabak, General Manager, Green Bay Water Utility
  • Patricia Terry, Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences, UW-Green Bay
7:30 p.m. Tapped, The Movie
www.tappedthemovie.com
Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Stephanie Soechtig's debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water. See the film trailer

Friday, April 20, 2012

7:30 a.m.

Registration

University Union
8:30 a.m. Introductions - UW-Green Bay Chancellor Thomas Harden and Professor John Stoll, UW-Green Bay Phoenix Room B, University Union
8:30 a.m. Waters of Green Bay - Past, Present and Future
Moderator:
John Stoll, Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs (Economics), UW-Green Bay
Speakers:
  • History of the Bay - Paul Wozniak, Energy Practice Senior Consultant, Navigant Consulting, Inc.
  • Ongoing Monitoring - John Kennedy, Environmental Manager, Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Moving Forward - Timothy Nixon, President, Green Bay Water Commission
10:00 a.m. Breakout
Sessions
Track 1 Business Track
Moderator:
Prof. John Katers, UW-Green Bay
Speakers:
  • Victor Menting, Environmental Manager, OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
  • Jennifer Peplinski, Environmental Manager, Green Bay Packaging Inc.
1965 Room,
University Union
Track 2 Regulatory Track - Fox River
Moderator:
Jeff Cook, UW-Green Bay
Speakers:
  • Dennis Hultgren, Principal Consultant, ENVIRON
  • Michael Kraft, Professor Emeritus, Political Science and Public and Environmental Affairs, UW-Green Bay
Phoenix Room B,University Union
Track 3 Water: Local Economic Opportunities and Impacts
Moderator: John Stoll, Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs (Economics), UW-Green Bay
Speakers:
  • Dean Haen, Interim Director, Brown County Port and Solid Waste Department
  • Aaron Schuette, Principal Planner, Brown County Planning Commission, Wisconsin-Fox Heritage Parkway
Phoenix Room A, University Union
11:15 a.m. Breakout
Sessions
Track 1 Business Track
Moderator: John Katers, Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences, UW-Green Bay
Speakers:
  • Larry Collins, Environmental Manager, JBS Packerland
  • Steve Teclaw, Quality Associate, TOSCA Ltd.
1965 Room,
University Union
Track 2 Regulatory Track – Surface and Groundwater Quality
Moderator: Kevin Fermanich, Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences, UW-Green Bay
Speakers:
  • James Baumann, Water Quality Bureau, WDNR
  • John Luczaj, Professor, (Geoscience) Natural and Applied Sciences, UW-Green Bay
Phoenix Room B, University Union
Track 3 Water: Regional and International Economic Opportunities and Impacts
Moderator: Jeff Cook, UW-Green Bay
Speakers:
  • Rachel Wilberding, Communications and Membership, Milwaukee Water Council
  • Dallas Blaney, Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, UW-Green Bay
Phoenix Room A, University Union
12:30 p.m. Earth Caretaker Luncheon
Award Presentation
Keynote Speakers: Bud Harris and Vicky Harris – Future of Water
Phoenix Room B, University Union
2 p.m End of Conference