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Megan Bender to Present at EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress

Megan Bender, PE, CFM (Wisconsin), will present “Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Climate Resilient Watersheds Metrics Tracking Program” at the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) World Environmental & Water Resources Congress on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 3:30 p.m. CDT.

Megan is a Senior Water Resources Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in consulting and the public sector. She has worked as a water resources engineer for the Environmental Planning Department at the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and as an environmental project engineer in Brownfields Redevelopment at the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee. Megan has extensive experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and is proficient in using ESRI GIS software and mobile applications for data collection, storage, analysis, and visualization.

The conference is sponsored by EWRI, a technical institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). EWRI advances water resources and environmental solutions to achieve a sustainable future through the integration of technical expertise and public policy in the planning, design, construction, and operation of environmentally sound and sustainable infrastructure impacting air, land, and water resources.

Founded in 1852, ASCE is a leading provider of technical and professional conferences and continuing education, the world's largest publisher of civil engineering content, and an authoritative source for codes and standards that protect the public.

Abstract

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District engaged Geosyntec to support their climate-resiliency strategic-planning process. Geosyntec provided water resources and carbon accounting expertise to assist the District in creating project metrics to track progress toward their internal climate-resiliency goals, as well as in developing an efficient and effective project GHG emissions reduction tool to support the District’s vision of reducing GHG emissions by 90% by 2035 as compared to baseline. Geosyntec helped the District define each metric and create methods for quantifying them to compare every project undertaken by the District toward their goals. The decision matrix tool allows District staff to analyze, compare, and rank proposed capital projects by factors including annual energy use reduction, annual reduction of GHG emissions, total capital cost, annual operating cost, and cost per ton of GHG reduced. Geosyntec provided expert guidance on GHG Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions factors and GHG calculation methods for the tool development. Geosyntec also created a tool for estimating carbon sequestration values for various green infrastructure and water resources projects based on local and regional characteristics.

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