Water Research Conference

September 29, 2017

There is a crucial need for cross-disciplinary collaboration between water science and water business. Business experts must be kept aware of developing research and technologies, and scientists must be informed of emerging concerns and opportunities in the marketplace. 

The goal of WRC 2017 is to bridge the gap between these domains to promote the most efficient and creative development of robust solutions. The conference will feature two tracks-one track focused on water science and one on water business-as well as a plenary session that examines the intersection between these two important drivers of our scientific and economic enterprise.

The conference is sponsored by The Institute for Water Business at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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$25 student | $50 non-student

Final date of Registration: 5:00pm CST, Friday, September 22, 2017

Date of Conference: 7:30am to 4:30pm CST,  Friday, September 29, 2017

Agenda

7:30 am

Check-in/Continental Breakfast

 

Hyland Hall Atrium

8:15 am – 8:20 am

 

Welcome from John Chenoweth

Dean, College of Business and Economics

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

 

Hyland Hall Atrium

8:20 am – 9:00 am

Undergraduate Poster Session

 

Hyland Hall Atrium

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Water Business Track – Session 1

 

Hyland Hall 2308

Dr. Barry Liner, Water Environment Federation, Alexandria, Virginia

From the bench to a business: Trends in water technology adoption in the municipal water sector

 

Dr. William Dougan, Management, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Hydrological modeling with the Blackthorne Time-series Analytic Platform

 

Mark Ellis, Economics/Finance, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and

Justin Goodrum, Milwaukee Public School District

The Value of an Urban Dam – Estabrook and Horlick Dams

 

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Water Science and Water Business Intersection Track – Session 1

 

Hyland Hall 2309

Seth Brown, PhD Candidate, George Mason University

To green or not to green:  Modeling incentive-based programs for green infrastructure investment on private properties

 

Dan Duchniak, Waukesha Water Utility, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Unique research partnership supports Waukesha Water Utility’s new water supply system

 

Dr. Joe Piatt, Carroll University

Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs): Emerging contaminants of concern in aquatic ecosystems

 

9:00 am – 10:30 am

 

Water Science Track - Session 1

Hyland Hall 2310

Dr. Gregory Kleinheinz, Engineering Technology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Microbial beach contamination:  The problem is likely close to home

 

Dr. Bruce Eshelman, Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Dr. John Ejnik, Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and

Joseph Prehn, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The source(s) of nitrate contamination in well water from urban and agricultural landscapes

 

Dr. Rex Hanger, Geography, Geology, and Environmental Science, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Gastropods: UW-Whitewater research with an underutilized taxon in water monitoring

 

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Break

 

 

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Water Business Track – Session 2

 

Hyland Hall 2308

 

Dr. John Stoll, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

CBA, Benefits Transfer, and the Cat Island Chain

 

Dr. Dennis Kopf, Marketing, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

A game theoretic model for sustainable tourism: Water resource management in the Wisconsin Dells region

 

Dr. Jeffery Heinrich, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and

Ronald Tittle, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The demand elasticity of tap water: Estimation and Implications

 

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Water Science & Water Business Intersection Track – Session 2

 

Hyland Hall 2309

 

Meagan Stettnisch, Masters Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Aquatic environmental toxicology applications for industry

 

Michael Adams, CARE International

Sustainable water management: Lessons learned from water delivery systems in refugee

and host communities

 

Dr. Matthew Winden, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The public benefits of stormwater pollution reduction using green roofs in the Milwaukee MSA

 

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Water Science Track – Session 2

 

Hyland Hall 2310

Dr. Dale Splinter, Geography, Geology, & Environmental Science, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

A spatial and temporal examination of water quality in the Whitewater Creek Watershed

 

Dr. Tisha King Heiden, Biology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Using the zebrafish as a model to study multigenerational reproductive consequences of early exposure to chemicals of emerging concern

 

Dr. Elisabeth Harrahy, Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Measurement of blue-green algal toxins in air and water at Tainter Lake, Dunn County, Wisconsin

 

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch and Plenary Session with Dr. Peter Webster and Dr. Judith Curry of the Climate Forecast Applications Network

Climate Change and Water: Past, Present, and Future

12:15     Provost Office Opening Remarks

                Greg Cook, Associate Vice Chancellor

12:20     Lunch

12:45    Introduction of Speakers

                Dr. William Dougan, Management

12:50    Presentation

               

University Center Ballroom - Room 275

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Water Business Track – Session 3

Hyland Hall 2308

 

Dr. Dennis Kopf, Marketing, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Renewing a neglected resource: Urban waterways for recreation, tourism, and economic development

 

Brandon Rust, Economics/Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The impact of housing value on receptiveness to environmental regulation and protection

 

Dr. Russ Kashian, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The value of 2 inches of water

 

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Water Science & Water Business Intersection Track – Session 3

 

Hyland Hall 2309

 

Casey Russell, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The economic impact of the Fund for Lake Michigan Grants

 

Andrew Schreiber, PhD Candidate, Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Economic impacts of groundwater restrictions in Wisconsin’s Central Sands

 

Dr. Matthew Winden, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Reengineering Lake Michigan beaches: Impact on regional economic value

 

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Water Science Track – Session 3

 

Hyland Hall 2310

Dr. Eric Compas, Geography, Geology, & Environmental Science, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Testing the waters: Hacking our way into the future of water quality sampling

 

Dr. John Ejnik, Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and

Jacob Albright, Planning, Research, and Sustainability – Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

The Benefit of Green Infrastructure for Milwaukee’s Water Treatment System: A Student Capstone Project