Detailed knowledge in the engineering, management, costs, and risks of water-related facilities and systems.  Licensed Professional Engineer. Board-Certified Environmental Engineer.  More than 30 years of professional practice as a consulting engineer for national and international firms, as director of engineering for a large municipal sewerage agency, as a university professor of engineering practice, and as leader of a nationally known series of continuing education courses for engineers.


  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Hydraulic Analysis, Pumping Facilities, Energy Management
  • Capital Costs, Operating Costs, Value Engineering
  • Risk Analysis and Asset Management for Water and Wastewater
  • Emergency Response Planning for Water and Wastewater Facilities  


Founder - Paschke Water Analytics, LLC

Independent expert guidance, research, and problem solving for water, wastewater, and environmental facilities, systems, and businesses.

Program Director, Honorary Adjunct Professor, and Professor of Practice - University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering
Leader and manager of nationally known continuing education courses for water and wastewater professionals.  Attended by more than 3,000 professionals, from all 50 states and many countries.   Examples include Advanced Asset Management Practices, Wastewater and Water Treatment Processes, Pumping Station Design, Essentials of Hydraulics, Water Energy Management, and many others.  Recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award from the UW-Madison EPD Department.  Recognized as a J. William Fulbright Specialist by the U.S. State Department.

Director of Engineering - Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
Leader and manager of engineering and capital programs for the MMSD.  Service area population 330,000.  Average flow rate 42 million gallons per day (MGD).  Peak flow 120 MGD.  Responsible for planning, design, construction, and startup of more than 100 individual projects, ranging from $10,000 to more than $20 million.  Led multiple large expansions and process upgrades at the Nine Springs wastewater treatment plant.  Designed numerous pumping station and conveyance projects, from 400 to 50,000 gpm.  Led the creation of a detailed $84-million long-range asset management plan for the MMSD collection system, which still helps to guide the organization today.  Worked respectfully and successfully with employees, consultants, contractors, vendors, regulators, and the general public.  Actively coached, managed, and helped them succeed.

Hydraulic Engineer - Harza Engineering Company (now part of MWH Global)
Provided hydraulic and environmental analysis and design work for large, complex water projects.  Examples included spillway and reservoir hydraulics for the 10,000-MW Guri Hydroelectric Project on the Caroni River (Venezuela), state-of-the-art river ice modeling on the Susitna River (Alaska), penstock hydraulic analysis for the Bath County Pumped Storage Project (Virginia), hydraulic studies for Chicago’s Deep Tunnel and Reservoir Plan.  Each of these projects was the largest of its type in the world.  Twice was awarded the company-wide L.F. Harza Prize in competitions for the best technical publications.


Master of Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982
​Overall GPA 4.00/4.00.   Studies included hydraulics, wastewater treatment, groundwater, costs, construction.  Research published in national peer-reviewed journal, Water Resources Research.

Bachelor of Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978
Chi Epsilon honor fraternity.  Graduated with honors.  Named to dean’s honor list in every semester.


  • Elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • J. William Fulbright Specialist, sponsored by U.S. Department of State and National Technical University of Ukraine
  • Board-certified Environmental Engineer, American Academy of Environmental Engineers
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Engineering Prof. Development
  • Professor of Practice, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • L.F. Harza Award (1985, 1987) for best technical papers, Harza Engineering Company
  • President, American Society of Civil Engineers, Wisconsin Section
  • Technical presenter at national WEFTEC conferences, Water Environment Federation
  • Water Environment Federation delegation to China and the Three Gorges Dam
  • Golden Manhole Society, Central States Water Environment Association
  • Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources technical advisory committees
  • President - Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison
  • President - Foundation Board for regional high school, a 501c(3) organization
  • American Management Association – completed course series for executives
  • American Waterworks Association – member and conference presenter
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Other interests: international travel, history of hydraulics, violin
  • Author of numerous technical papers and presentations - see publications page

Ned W. Paschke, PE, DEE, Fellow ASCE

Paschke Water Analytics, LLC

7506 Fox Point Circle

Madison, WI  53717