Water Related Projects

Measuring the Economic Impact of Water Quality Initiatives

The University of Wisconsin Whitewater’s Fiscal and Economic Research Center (FERC) and the Institute for Water Businesses were tasked with conducting an analysis of the total economic impact of all FFLM-funded projects between 2011 and 2013.  The primary finding of this study is that the Fund for Lake Michigan has had a very positive, demonstrable economic impact in the southeastern region of Wisconsin. Our findings also suggest that, if funded in the same manner, the Fund for Lake Michigan should continue to have a similar level of economic impact for the foreseeable future.

Tainter Lake and Lake Menomin: The Impact of Diminishing Water Quality on Value

Tainter and Menomin both suffer from severe and often toxic Blue Green Algae blooms driven by high watershed loading of nutrients. In consideration of this issue, it is the goal of this analysis to determine whether the value of the lake property has kept pace with properties on competing lakes within the same market.

What is the Value of a Clean and Healthy Lake to a Local Community?

This independent report evaluates and quantifies the importance of Delavan Lake to the local economy.