Dr. Kenneth J. Wagner

Professional Experience: 

Water Resource Manager and President, Water Resource Services, Inc.

Biography: 

Dr. Wagner holds degrees from Dartmouth College and Cornell University, with his Ph.D. earned in Natural Resource Management in 1985.  He has over 40 years of experience working on a variety of water resources assessment and management projects, including lake, reservoir, river and watershed assessment, rehabilitation, and management, regulatory processes, and educational programs.  In 2010 he started Water Resource Services, a small company with a focus on water supply protection and lake management consulting. He is a former President of the North American Lake Management Society and former Editor in Chief of Lake and Reservoir Management, a peer-reviewed journal.

Dr. Kenneth Wagner

Active Memberships:

  • North American Lake Management Society (Certified Lake Manager, 1991-present)
  • Aquatic Plant Management Society/Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society
  • American Water Works Association/New England Water Works Association
  • Association for the Science of Limnology and Oceanography
  • American Fisheries Society
  • Sigma Xi Research Society

Research Interests:

  • Science-based water resource assessment and management
  • Plankton composition and dynamics
  • Rehabilitation design
  • Water resource policy

Recent/Notable Publications:

  • Wagner, K.J. 2017. Advances in hypolimnetic oxygenation. Lake Reserv. Manage 35:225-228.
  • Wagner, K.J. 2017. Advances in phosphorus inactivation. Lake Reserv. Manage 33:103-107.
  • Wagner, K.J. 2017. Phosphorus inactivation of incoming storm water to reduce algal blooms and improve water clarity in an urban lake. Lake Reserv. Manage 33:187-197.
  • Wagner, K.J., D. Meringolo, D.F. Mitchell, E. Moran and S. Smith. 2017. Aluminum Treatments to Control Internal Phosphorus Loading in Ponds on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Lake Reserv. Manage 33:171-186.
  • Wagner, K.J. 2015. Oxygenation and Circulation to to Aid Water Supply Reservoir Management. Water Research Foundation, Denver, CO. 
  • Wagner, K.J. 2014. Rapid Water Quality Monitoring to Aid Water Supply Reservoir Management. Water Research Foundation, Denver, CO.
  • Wagner, K.J., K. Thornton, C. Laurin, and D.F. Mitchell. 2013. Water Quality Modeling to Aid Water Supply Reservoir Management. Water Research Foundation, Denver, CO.
  • Wagner, K.J. 2013. Keeping the lake in lake management. LakeLine 33(3):4-6.