Ned W. Paschke

Program Director

Room: 701
Extension Building
432 North Lake Street
Madison, WI 53706-1498

Ph: (608) 263-4705
Fax: (608) 263-3160
paschke@engr.wisc.edu

Primary Affiliation:
Engineering Professional Development

Additional Affiliations:
Civil and Environmental Engineering,


Profile Summary

Ned Paschke's interests are in the analysis, improvement, and management of water related facilities and systems. He has 30 years of experience in this field, as an engineering manager, educator, and consultant. As a Program Director with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Engineering Professional Development, Ned directs a series of nationally known courses for water and wastewater professionals. More than 3,000 water professionals, from all 50 states, have participated in Ned's courses.  Prior to joining the university, Ned’s career included many years of service as Director of Engineering for the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), Hydraulic Engineer at Harza Engineering Company (now MWH Global) in Chicago, and Senior Consultant with Mead & Hunt, Inc.

As MMSD’s Director of Engineering, Ned and his colleagues led the planning, design and construction of major upgrades of the Nine Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant and many large pumping stations and interceptors throughout the area. The system collects and treats an average flow of 42 million gallons per day and provides service to more than 330,000 people. Ned and his team also authored the MMSD Collection System Facilities Plan which organized and initiated $84 million of key capacity and condition improvements throughout the system, and which still helps to guide MMSD today.

At Harza Engineering Company (now part of MWH Global) in Chicago, Ned provided hydraulic design and consulting work for major river projects, tunnels, spillways, dams and water projects to be constructed in many parts of the world. Examples included the 10,000-megawatt Guri Hydroelectric Project (Venezuela), the proposed 800-foot high earthfill Watana Dam on the Susitna River (Alaska), the Bath County Pumped Storage Project (Virginia), and the deep Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (Chicago). Each of these projects, at that time, was the largest of its type in the world.

Education

  • BS Civil & Environmental Engineering - University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • MS Civil & Environmental Engineering - University of Wisconsin - Madison

Research Interests

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Hydraulic Analysis and Design
  • Pumping Facilities and Lift Stations
  • Energy Use in Water and Wastewater Systems
  • Water Reuse and Recycling
  • Infrastructure Asset Management
  • Water and Wastewater System Costs and Contracts

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • Elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (2013)
  • Certfied as a Board Certified Environmental Engineer of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers in the specialty of Water and Wastewater (2013)
  • Fulbright grant recipient for water lecture series in Kiev, Ukraine at the invitation of the National Technical University of Ukraine (2011).
  • Recipient of Teaching Excellence Award from University of Wisconsin-Madison Dept. of Engineering Professional Development (2005).
  • Recipient of the L.F. Harza Award (1985 and 1987) in annual competitions for best technical papers at Harza Engineering Company, Chicago.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers. Served as President of the Wisconsin Section.
  • Water Environment Federation. Member of delegation to China and the Three Gorges Dam (2000). Presenter at national WEFTEC conferences (2008, 2009, 2011).
  • Elected to the Golden Manhole Society, Central States Water Environment Association (2007)
  • Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources technical advisory committees for wastewater facility plan approvals and sanitary sewer overflow regulations.
  • Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison. Service as committee chair and board member.
  • American Waterworks Association
  • Served as member of the Alumni Visiting Committee, UW-Madison Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer

Publications

  • Paschke, Ned W., \"Performance Under Pressure: Practical Perspectives on Pumping and Energy,\" feature article, Water Environment & Technology, national magazine of the Water Environment Federation, July, 2012.
  • Paschke, Ned W., \"Water and Wastewater Engineering and Management in the USA,\" Fulbright-sponsored lecture series, National Technical University of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, November, 2011.
  • Paschke, Ned W., \"Practical Perspectives on Pumping and Energy,\" Proceedings, WEFTEC international water quality conference, Water Environment Federation, Los Angeles, CA, October, 2011.
  • Paschke, Ned W., \"How Design Decisions Can Significantly Impact Your Wastewater Pumping Energy Costs,\" Central States Water Environment Association, Minneapolis, MN, May, 2008.
  • Paschke, Ned W. and Michael E. Simon, \"Managing Wastewater Conveyance in Wisconsin\'s Capital City,\" Proceedings, WEFTEC international water quality conference, Water Environment Federation, Chicago, October 2008.
  • Paschke, Ned W. and Michael E. Simon, \"Planning the Future for Wastewater Pumping Stations in Madison,\" WATER magazine, Central States Water Environment Association, January, 2008.
  • Paschke, Ned. W., \"A Visit to the Yangtze River and the Three Gorges Dam,\" ASCE Journal of Leadership & Management in Engineering, January, 2003. Also presented to numerous civic and technical groups.
  • Sanks, Robert L., \"Pumping Station Design,\" 2nd edition, Butterworths Publishers, 1998. Contributor, Chapter 12, Pumps: Intake Design, Selection, and Installation.
  • Paschke, Ned W. and H.W. Coleman, \"Forecasting the Effects on River Ice Due to the Proposed Susitna Hydroelectric Project,\" Cold Regions Hydrology Symposium, American Water Resources Association, Fairbanks, Alaska, July, 1986, pp. 567-563.
  • Paschke, Ned W. and Carl Schoch, \"Simulation of River Ice Processes on Alaska\'s Susitna River,\" Proceedings, Waterpower \'85 International Conference on Hydropower, Las Vegas, NV, September, 1985, pp. 2211-2220.
  • Paschke, Ned W., and J.A. Hoopes, \"Buoyant Contaminant Plumes in Groundwater,\" Water Resources Research, American Geophysical Union, September, 1984, pp. 1183-1192.

Profile Summary

Ned Paschke\'s interests are in the analysis, improvement, and management of water related facilities and systems. He has 30 years of experience in this field, as an engineering manager, educator, and consultant. As a Program Director with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Engineering Professional Development, Ned directs a series of nationally known courses for water and wastewater professionals. More than 3,000 water professionals, from all 50 states, have participated in Ned\'s courses.  Prior to joining the university, Ned’s career included many years of service as Director of Engineering for the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), Hydraulic Engineer at Harza Engineering Company (now MWH Global) in Chicago, and Senior Consultant with Mead & Hunt, Inc.

As MMSD’s Director of Engineering, Ned and his colleagues led the planning, design and construction of major upgrades of the Nine Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant and many large pumping stations and interceptors throughout the area. The system collects and treats an average flow of 42 million gallons per day and provides service to more than 330,000 people. Ned and his team also authored the MMSD Collection System Facilities Plan which organized and initiated $84 million of key capacity and condition improvements throughout the system, and which still helps to guide MMSD today.

At Harza Engineering Company (now part of MWH Global) in Chicago, Ned provided hydraulic design and consulting work for major river projects, tunnels, spillways, dams and water projects to be constructed in many parts of the world. Examples included the 10,000-megawatt Guri Hydroelectric Project (Venezuela), the proposed 800-foot high earthfill Watana Dam on the Susitna River (Alaska), the Bath County Pumped Storage Project (Virginia), and the deep Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (Chicago). Each of these projects, at that time, was the largest of its type in the world.


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