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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. In addition, he tracks several emerging issues for the Commission including, climate change, water quality standards, and emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products. He served as a principal author for the technical report on water quality and sources of pollution in the greater Milwaukee watersheds (2007) and as an author on several other plans including the Root River watershed restoration plan (2014), the regional water quality management plan update for the greater Milwaukee watersheds (2007), the regional water supply plan (2010), the Milwaukee County land and water resource management plan and hazard mitigation plans for the City of Milwaukee and Racine and Kenosha Counties.

Dr. Boxhorn received a B.S. degree in Biology and Science Education and a Ph.D. in Aquatic Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has taught Biology, Botany, and Environmental Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

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