Desalination is now part of mainstream water resource management in many parts of the world, and a key industry focus has been reducing the amount energy required for various desalination processes. Read More
Planners, providers, and regulators all weigh in, from time to time, on how to grow and manage waste sustainably. "Paper vs. plastic?" is an important question for consumers to ask but even more important for individual households, communities, and watersheds, is the question of “septic or sewer”? Read More
In a recent piece in Environmental Leader,
I argue that countries and industries that want to remain competitive must manage their water effectively.
It is an economic certainty that infrastructure investment is indisputably linked to economic growth and long-term job creation. Federal, state and local governments have a responsibility to maintain appropriate levels of productive investment in infrastructure to foster growth, global competitiveness and to provide for the protection and well-being of the public. Read More
A question we often hear is, “How did Milwaukee become a water-centric city?” Our devotion to the idea of Growing Blue is a tradition that’s older than any treatment facility, brewery or tannery. Milwaukee’s relationship with water dates back to the Menominee, Fox, Ojibwa and Ho-Chunk tribes who were the region’s first inhabitants. In fact, the name Milwaukee is from the Potawatomi and was originally pronounced minwaking or “gathering place by the water.” Read More