U.S. Geological Survey
Wisconsin Water Science Center
8505 Research Way
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
- B.S., 1993, Geology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
- M.S., 1998, Water Resources Management (Hydrology), University of Wisconsin - Madison
Areas of Expertise
Bill has considerable experience monitoring and interpreting nonpoint source runoff in urban environments. He has participated in several research studies that focus on mitigating stormwater pollution through structural or non-structural practices such as street sweeping, rain gardens, and low-impact development (LID). Bill is also involved in improving the accuracy of water-quality data through development of new sample collection and processing methods.
- Characterization of Vegetated Rain Gardens Using Geophysical Methods
- Particle-Size Distribution from Urban Land Uses and Source Areas
- Pollutant Concentrations by Particle Size
- Improved Stormwater Sampling Techniques
- Verifying Evapotranspiration Calculations for Biofilters
- Evaluation of Vegetated Swales at Reducing Highway Runoff Concentrations and Loads
Professional Positions and Activities
- American Water Resources Association – President, Wisconsin Chapter
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - Gross Solids Pollutant Protocol Committee
- UW Extension Infiltration Research Committee
- California Brake Pad Partnership technical reviewer
- Watershed Science Bulletin editorial board
Summit, A.R., Selbig, W.R., Hart, D.J., and Fratta, D.O., 2010, Characterization of subsurface soil properties and water content of turf grass and prairie vegetated rain gardens using geophysical methods, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, in review.
Selbig, W.R., and Bannerman, R.T., 2010, Ratios of Total Suspended Solids to Suspended Sediment Concentrations by Particle Size, Journal of Environmental Engineering, in review.
Selbig, W.R., and Bannerman, R.T., 2010, Development of a Depth-integrated Sampler Arm (DISA) to Reduce Solids Stratification Bias in Stormwater Sampling, Water Environment Research , in review.
Selbig, W.R. and Balster, N., 2010, Evaluation of turf grass and prairie vegetated rain gardens in a sand and clay soil: Madison, Wisconsin, water years 2004 – 08: U.S. Geological Survey, Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5077, 75 p.
Rushton, B., and England, G., 2010, Guidelines for monitoring stormwater gross solids: The Gross Solids Technical Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers, 40 p.
Selbig, W.R., 2009, Concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in urban stormwater, Madison, Wisconsin, 2005-08: U.S Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1077, 46 p.
Selbig, W.R. and Bannerman, R.T., 2008, A comparison of runoff quantity and quality from two small basins undergoing implementation of conventional- and low-impact development (LID) strategies: Cross Plains, Wisconsin, water years 1999 – 2005, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5008, 57 p.
Selbig, W.R., Bannerman, R., and Bowman, G., 2007, Improving the Accuracy of Sediment-Associated Constituent Concentrations in Whole Storm Water Samples by Wet Sieving, Journal of Environmental Quality, vol. 36, no. 1, 7 p.
Selbig, W.R. and Bannerman, R.T., 2007, Evaluation of street sweeping as a stormwater-quality management tool in three residential basins in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5156, 120 p.
Selbig, W.R., Bannerman, R., Bowman, G. 2006. Use of Wet Sieving to Improve the Accuracy of Sediment and Sediment-Associated Constituent Concentrations in Whole-Water Samples. Proceedings of the 8th Federal Interagency Sedimentation and Hydrologic Modeling Conference, Reno, NV, April, 2006.
Selbig, W.R., Jopke, P.L., Marshall, D.W., and Sorge, M.J. 2004. Hydrologic, Ecologic, and Geomorphic Responses of Brewery Creek to Construction of a Residential Subdivision, Dane County, Wisconsin, 1999-2002, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5156, 33 p.
Waschbusch, R.J., Selbig, W.R., and Bannerman, R.T. 1999. Sources of Phosphorus in Stormwater and Street Dirt from Two Urban Basins in Madison, Wisconsin, 1994-95, USGS Water Resources Investigation Report 99-4021, 47 p.
Selbig, W.R. et. al. 1997. Water Resources Atlas for Token Creek, Water Resources Management Practicum, Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Steuer, J.J., Selbig, W. R., Hornewer, N.J. and Prey, J. 1997. Sources of Contamination in an Urban Basin in Marquette, Michigan and an Analysis of Concentrations, Loads, and Data Quality, USGS Water Resources Investigation 97-4242, 25 p.
Steuer, J.J., Selbig, W.R. and Hornewer, N.J. 1996. Contaminant Concentrations in Stormwater from Eight Lake Superior Basin Cities, US Geological Survey Open File Report 96-122, 16 p.