Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.65
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2019
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.50 / 5.00 John Gardner
Sustainability Planning & Policy Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:

Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:

A copy of the list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:
A list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

Several Courses in the Water Technology Certificate include:
Design and Maintenance of Stormwater Infiltration Practices: Infiltration of stormwater has become an important topic in the management of urban runoff. Many communities now require infiltration of stormwater to help reduce pollutant discharges and recharge local groundwater systems. Under Wisconsin Administrative Code NR 151.12, a percent of stormwater runoff must be infiltrated on new development and redevelopment. Prior to infiltration, pretreatment is required for parking lot runoff and for runoff from new road construction in commercial, industrial and institutional areas. Discover the planning, design, construction and maintenance of complex infiltration systems.
Ecosystem Services in Stormwater Control Measures: Learn about the value of healthy, functioning, natural ecosystems for urban and suburban areas through the services they provide to humans. Common examples of these services include air purification, carbon sequestration, temperature regulation, water treatment, and waste assimilation. Be challenged to evaluate where healthy, functioning ecosystems may be found in and near (sub)urban areas, and whether we can supplement these natural ecosystems with engineered ecosystems such as stormwater control measures
Sustainable Water Management - An Introduction: Lay the foundation for quality water resources in the future by learning to manage them today. Cover concepts for long-term sustainability by focusing on environmental science, engineering, public health, and the social and economic benefits provided by clean, safe, water.

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Does the institution have at least one sustainability-themed certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

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The School of Continuing Education offers a Water Technology Certificate within the Engineering Program. The certificate is awarded by attending nine or more days of related courses within two years. "The future and quality of our water affects everyone and everything, from sustainable water management to safe drinking water and environmental support. Be on the forefront of water technology when you earn a certificate through UWM. Everyone from federal employees to inspectors to municipal facility managers needs relevant information when it comes to water. Learning about the latest technologies, trends and policies related to this field will help you with your current job and increase your opportunities for the future."

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