July 2, 1945 - October 15, 2020
Wisconsin recently lost one of its most known and dedicated water quality champions in our State’s history. Roger Bannerman recently passed away due to prostate cancer at the age of 75.
Roger retired from the DNR as a water quality specialist after 40 years and then worked for the United States Geologic Survey. He conducted groundbreaking stormwater research that is recognized nationally and internationally as fundamental to this science. Roger had a rare mixture of expertise, curiosity, generosity and compassion that was obvious to anyone who worked with him. Roger’s greatest strength was his ability to communicate his knowledge and research to the average person to help them better understand water quality and stormwater management.
NASECA-WI was fortunate to have Roger share his research with us throughout our 16 years as an organization. Roger was one of the first individuals to be honored with NASECA-WI’s award for “Outstanding Contribution to NASECA Wisconsin and the Stormwater & Erosion Control Industry.”
We are grateful to have had Roger in our lives and for his many passionate contributions toward water quality in Wisconsin. He was an asset to our mission and will be missed.