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Watershed Planning – Putting the Pieces Together

Learn from Wisconsin’s experience. This two-day course draws upon decades of experience by the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission in watershed planning and takes you from the basics through the most recently employed watershed planning tools including simulation models and geographic information systems applications.

This course can be applied to the Water Technology Certificate.


Laura Kletti Herrick

Laura Herrick has 23 years of experience as a water resource engineer. Over the last two years in her current position as chief environmental engineer with the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, she has been leading hydrologic and hydraulic modeling ... read more

Dale Buser, PE, PH, CST, SEWRPC – Principal Specialist

With almost 38 years of diverse water resource engineering/science experience, Dale attempts to synthesize a wide cross section of relevant and sometimes disparate factors when analyzing issues and suggesting solutions. These factors include water and sediment quality, hydrology, hydrogeology, aquatic ... read more

Thomas Slawski, PhD, SEWRPC – Chief Biologist

Dr. Slawski has over 23 years of experience in aquatic ecology specializing in stream habitat and fisheries assessments, design and restoration techniques. His research has focused on understanding the impacts of physical and hydrological alterations associated with land-use development and ... read more

Joseph Boxhorn, Ph.D., SEWRPC Senior Planner

In his current position as a Senior Environmental Planner with the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Dr. Boxhorn conducts and participates in planning activities within the Commission’s Environmental Planning Division related to surface water quality, water supply, and hazard mitigation. ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Learn to balance environmental and engineering perspectives
  • Understand watersheds and the planning process
  • Review issues that influence watersheds including flooding, stormwater management and pollution abatement
  • Develop strategies from real-life examples as seen on the tour


Please note: Day 1 includes a bus tour of various watershed sites in the Greater Milwaukee area, leaving after lunch and returning to UWM’s School of Continuing Education at 5pm.

Dates and locations to be announced.