Kenneth Potter

Affiliated Investigator
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Consortium Institution: 

University of Wisconsin Madison

Education: 

B.S.: Geology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1968
Ph.D.: Geography & Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1976

Website: 

Experience: 

Chair, Land Resources Program, IES, University of Wisconsin, 1997 to 2000
Chair, Water Resources Management Program, IES, University of Wisconsin, 1992 to 1995 and 2007 to present
Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1981 to 1986
Asstistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1978 to 1981
Asstistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 1976 to 1978
Chair, Limnology and Marine Sciences Program, University of Wisconsin, 2002 to 2005
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1986 to present

Research Interests: 

The primary focus of the UW effort in year one of the NECSC has been on quantifying the impact of climate change on watershed hydrology, with the main focus on precipitation, infiltration, evapotranspiration, groundwater recharge, and groundwater discharge to streams, lakes, and wetlands. The longer term goal is to expand this area to include the co-development of adaptation strategies to managers of aquatic systems.

Recent Publications

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Determining and Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change on Stormwater Management and Hydrology in Wisconsin, Schuster, Zachary T., and Potter Kenneth W. , Proceedings of the 2010 Watershed Management ConferenceWatershed Management Conference 2010: Innovations in Watershed Management under Land Use and Climate Change, Madison, Wisconsin, p.5 - 5, (2010)
Evaluating the Potential Effects of Climate Change on Thermal Discharges to a Large-Scale River, Lefers, Jonathan, Murdock Evan, Montgomery Robert, and Potter Kenneth W. , Proceedings of the 2010 Watershed Management ConferenceWatershed Management Conference 2010: Innovations in Watershed Management under Land Use and Climate Change, Madison, Wisconsin, p.7 - 7, (2010)
PREDICTING THE SUMMER TEMPERATURE OF SMALL STREAMS IN SOUTHWESTERN WISCONSIN, Gaffield, Stephen J., Potter Kenneth W., and Wang Lizhu , Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 02/2005, Volume 41, p.25 - 36, (2005)