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Clean Lakes 101 – From Waste to Worth: Phosphorus Recovery and Reuse

April 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am 9:00 am

Clean Lakes 101

Join us for this in-person or virtual hybrid edition of Clean Lakes 101 to learn about how phosphorus recovered from wastewater not only benefits our local waterways, but can be reused within the food system. Register as an in-person attendee or to receive a Zoom link through your confirmation email and watch virtually.


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About this Talk

Phosphorus is an essential nutrient. Every day people consume phosphorus as part of their diet and in products they use. Eventually some of this phosphorus becomes waste and ends up in wastewater. Most wastewater in the Madison area is reclaimed by the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, where phosphorus is recovered for beneficial reuse within the food system. This presentation will explain how the District recovers nutrients like phosphorus from wastewater for beneficial reuse while working to protect local water resources. 

About our Speaker

Matt Seib serves as the process and research engineer at the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District. In this role, Matt is involved in several areas of the District, including daily operations, innovation, planning studies, and capital improvements projects. He also partners with faculty at the University of Wisconsin focused on wastewater technology and resource recovery research. Matt is involved in several water industry advocacy organizations such as the Water Environment Federation and Water Research Foundation. He holds a PhD from Marquette University in civil engineering with a specialization in anaerobic biotechnology and also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, working on community water and sanitation development efforts.

Event Details

This event will be held at The Edgewater hotel – grand ballroom level 5 (1001 Wisconsin Pl, Madison, WI 53703). Doors open at 7:30 a.m. The program runs from 8 – 9 a.m. A Q/A session will follow the presentation as time allows. Complimentary event parking will be available at The Edgewater parking ramp. Parking spots fill up quickly and may be limited depending on hotel capacity.

A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants via the confirmation email.

Clean Lakes 101 Lecture Series

Clean Lakes 101 is a series of educational events open to the public and a great chance to learn more about the science behind the issues that affect our lakes. Each month we feature a different expert to make the science accessible and interesting to non-technical audiences. The series is produced in partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and UW-Extension Lakes, with presenting sponsor First Weber Foundation, hosting sponsor The Edgewater, supporting sponsors National Guardian Life Insurance Company and Alliant Energy, and media sponsor WKOW.

1001 Wisconsin Pl
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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