Survey Results on Compensation-Related Priorities

the BUBBLER RECAP: APRIL 2017 By: Neil Lappley, founder of Lappley & Associates and proud member of The Water Council Lappley & Associates recently conducted a survey of The Water Council members to learn their compensation-related priorities and create a discussion topic surrounding this for a business development session, the Bubbler, held in the Global Water Center in Milwaukee…. Read More

Let’s design security in from the beginning

“…Let’s have the security people sitting right next to the architects, the designers, the coders,” said Caitlin Durkovich, director at Toffler Associates. Durkovich has been working on information security since 1998, and she just finished 8 years working on protecting all kinds of U.S. infrastructure from all kinds of risks at the Department of Homeland… Read More

Waukesha Diversion Approved; Focus Shifts to Potential Legal Challenges

FRESHWATER GUEST BLOGGER: David A. Strifling, P.E.  |  Director, Water Law & Policy Initiative  This week the City of Waukesha celebrates the success of an impressive technical effort 13 years in the making. After inserting some final conditions, the Great Lakes Compact Council unanimously approved Waukesha’s application to divert water from Lake Michigan for its public… Read More

Waukesha & Racine Mayors Stake Out Opposing Positions on Water Diversion Application

FRESHWATER GUEST BLOGGER: David A. Strifling, P.E.  |  Director, Water Law & Policy Initiative  Does Waukesha’s application to divert water from Lake Michigan represent the only reasonable option to provide its residents with clean, safe, and sustainable drinking water, or will it cause adverse environmental impacts and set a negative precedent leading to dozens more “straws… Read More

Local Teams Among Winners of National Water Game Competition

FRESHWATER GUEST BLOGGER: Nate Conroy | Teacherpreneur | STEMhero  Two games created in Milwaukee with the support of Water Council Members ABB Inc, Pentair, and Sage Water, will be showcased at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. The games were created in October 2015 as part of a national competition called for by the White House, hosted locally at… Read More

Is Wisconsin’s public trust doctrine eroding?

FRESHWATER GUEST BLOGGER: David A. Strifling, P.E. | Director, Water Law & Policy Initiative Environmental law is of relatively recent vintage.  Most of its significant principles date from the 1960s or later, with a few notable exceptions.  The latter category includes the public trust doctrine.  As the name suggests, the doctrine is generally taken to mean… Read More

WI Historical Society: Rediscover Your Past

How can the Wisconsin Historical Society’s records inform your company’s past, present, or future? Library & Archival Holdings The Society’s library and archives hold more than 3.8 million printed and microform North American volumes, 25,000 maps, 3 million historical images, and 110,000 cubic feet of archival materials. In a collection that large, you never know… Read More

Section of Lake Michigan Identified as Possible Marine Sanctuary

“The establishment of a federally managed marine sanctuary accomplishes something we all can agree on: a collaborative, locally led, public-private effort to protect our environment.” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) Wisconsin is once again at the forefront of water resource protection. For the first time since 2000, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced its… Read More

Guest Blogger Vicki Elkin on Fund for Lake Michigan

The Fund for Lake Michigan, created through a legal settlement between environmental groups and three utilities, won two more years of funding last month to support efforts to improve water quality in Lake Michigan and its tributaries. The Wisconsin Public Service Commission voted unanimously in November to allow the three utilities, including We Energies, to… Read More