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Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District (MMSD)

MMSD is a regional government agency that aims to protect Lake Michigan. They provide water reclamation and flood management services for about 1. 1 million people in 28 communities in the Greater Milwaukee Area. They serve 411 square miles that cover all, or segments of, six watersheds.   Established by state law, the District is governed by 11 commissioner with taxing authority. .

 

 

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USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center

The USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center provides current real time data on stream stage and streamflow, water quality, and ground water from over 200 sites across Wisconsin. The center also has numerous publications, data sheets, projects, and scientific reports on a range of hydrological topics.

 

 

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Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI)

The Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) is a collaboration of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and other state agencies and institutions established to determine how climate change impacts will affect various state sectors and how to best adapt.

 

 

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Wisconsin Sea Grant

Wisconsin Sea Grant is a statewide program of basic and applied research, education, and outreach and technology transfer dedicated to the stewardship and sustainable use of the nation's Great Lakes and ocean resources. The program's primary areas of focus are in aquaculture, aquatic invasive species, coastal engineering, marine and aquatic science education, fisheries, geographic information systems, habitat restoration, water quality and water safety.   Research projects focused on climate change adaptation of coastal communities are being done on behalf of the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, with funding from NOAA's Climate Program Office.

 

 

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Wisconsin State Climatology Office

The Wisconsin State Climatology Office is affiliated with the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The office manages data for climate monitoring, provides climate information to Wisconsin residents and government agencies, develops value-added products for users and impact applications, and conducts applied climate research.

 

 

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Climate Change Vulnerability Analysis for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District

October 2014

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District (District) requested this vulnerability analysis report, which assesses how climate change will impact the District’s existing, as well as proposed, infrastructure and services. The analysis aims to provide the District with the information needed to make strategic planning decisions, such as capital investments. The report documents how climate change may increase flood events and combined sewer overflow volume during larger precipitation events, and increase risk of odor and corrosion within wastewater facilities as well as decreased flow in waterways during periods of warm weather and drought.

Related Organizations: Brown and Caldwell, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District (MMSD), City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Dane County, Wisconsin 2014 Budget - climate adaptation funding for infrastructure

November 2013

The 2014 Dane County, Wisconsin executive budget proposal asked for nearly $1 million in funding for climate adaptation, including several transportation infrastructure improvements such as larger culverts for increased precipitation runoff. This is the first time that the Dane County Executive has included requests for climate adaptation funding in its budget. The County Board adopted the proposed budget in November 2013.

Related Organizations: Dane County, Wisconsin Climate Change Action Council

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Dane County, Wisconsin Climate Change and Emergency Preparedness Plan

October 2013

In March of 2013, the Dane County Climate Change Action Council was created with the mission of ensuring that the Dane County government is better prepared for weather extremes brought on by global climate change. To support their mission and prepare this report, the Council facilitated an internal review of preparations and potential modifications to the county’s operations and capital investments. Based on the internal review, this report identifies potential vulnerabilities to climate change, and provides sector based adaptation strategies.

Related Organizations: Dane County, Wisconsin Climate Change Action Council

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin Regional Green Infrastructure Plan

June 2013

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) has established a 2035 Vision for “zero basement backups, zero overflows, and improved water quality. ” To achieve these goals, MMSD has transformed its approach to managing stormwater by utilizing green infrastructure technologies in its urban watershed management plan. By implementing widespread use of green infrastructure (GI) to complement the region’s grey infrastructure, the Regional Green Infrastructure Plan documents how to meet the 2035 goal by capturing the first 0.

Related Organizations: Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District (MMSD), City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Resource Category: Planning

 

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City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin All Hazards Mitigation Plan

June 2012

In 2012, this All Hazard Mitigation Plan was adopted by the City of Milwaukee in compliance with requirements of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Although the plan does not have in-depth treatment of climate change, it does acknowledge that future planning should utilize estimates of how climate change will effect precipitation in the region (at p. 63).  

Related Organizations: City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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