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PROTECTING SOUTHEASTERN
WISCONSIN'S WATER

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evin L. Shafer, P.E. is the Executive Director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan
Sewerage District (MMSD) and is responsible for the overall leadership and
direction for MMSD. He coordinates the strategic goals and objectives as well as
their approval by the Commission; oversees the development of policies and operating plans; and represents MMSD to its customers, agencies, and the public.
He developed the Greenseams Program to capture and and process stormwater
through green infrastructure. The mission of Greenseams is to create enough green
infrastructure in the Milwaukee region to capture 740 million gallons of water every
time it rains by 2035. As of 2015, this initiative has installed 100 projects protecting
3,100 acres of flood-prone land across 28 communities in greater Milwaukee through
the use of green roofs, bioswales and other forms of green infrastructure. Mr. Shafer also
worked to help establish the Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, a non-profit organization working to restore the Greater Milwaukee watersheds, improve water quality
and reduce stormwater runoff pollution.

INDIVIDUAL AWARD
CATEGORY: CIVIC AWARD
AWARD WINNER: KEVIN L. SHAFER, P.E.

EDUCATING STUDENTS IN
GREEN ROOF PERFORMANCE

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r. Bill Retzlaff is a tenured professor at Southern Illinois University, joining the
faculty in 1999 in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Environmental
Sciences Program. He is currently a professor of biological sciences and serves as
one of three associate deans in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Retzlaff earned a bachelor's in forest management and a master's in forestry
from Auburn University. He earned a doctorate in forestry with a minor in plant
physiology from Clemson University. His main areas of research interest include
the evaluation of green roof and green wall technologies, sustainable green infrastructure, and sustainable use of residual waste products. Dr. Retzlaff is currently
the research co-director of the St. Louis metropolitan area research collaboration
(G.R.E.E.N. - Green Roof Environmental Evaluation Network) based at Southern
Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), established to evaluate the performance of
green roof technologies and other green infrastructure in the Midwestern United
States. He has written numerous scientific articles on green roofs and mentored
dozens of students.

INDIVIDUAL AWARD
CATEGORY: RESEARCH AWARD
AWARD WINNER: DR. BILL RETZLAFF

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