Cows, data and affordability

Cows, data and affordability A roundup of the 2018 Mini-Water Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.   By: Meghan Jensen, VP Marketing & Communications for The Water Council     On April 26 we partnered with A. O. Smith Corporation to hold our second mini-Water Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. called “Building an Innovative Future for… Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. WATER POLICY EVENT SUMMARY

WASHINGTON, D.C. WATER POLICY EVENT SUMMARY By: Dean Amhaus, President & CEO, The Water Council On September 6, 2017, we had the pleasure of partnering with A. O. Smith Corporation, world-leading manufacturer of water heaters and boilers headquartered in Milwaukee, to host our first water policy event in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Capitol called “Fostering… 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

Milwaukee Commits to a Sustainable Water Future at White House Water Summit

In a press release issued by the White House today leading up to the 1st White House Water Summit, Milwaukee is recognized with five measurable commitments to advance water innovation. The Water Council, City of Milwaukee, Alliance for Water Stewardship – North America, and ThinkWater were included in the White House Fact Sheet: Working Together… 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

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