Burke Center in the News

Student at poster session.

Welnetz: Science and the Back Country

For some, being stranded on Lake Superior in a boat with two broken motors is reasonable cause for alarm. However, for graduating senior Jordan Welnetz it was “just another day…  Read More

Peter Annin at beach

Peter Annin with Waukesha Diversion Update

WUWM Radio Interview

Listen to audio of Milwaukee Public Radio reporter Susan Bence’s interview with Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation Codirector Peter Annin regarding the Waukesha diversion proposal.

Northland College staff working in stream

Researchers Create Model for the Great Lakes

The White House Council on Environmental Quality last year identified seven important landscapes for conservation and restoration, naming among others the Hawaiian Islands, Washington’s Puget Sound, the Florida Everglades and…  Read More

Stockton Island

Will Waukesha Get a Rewrite?

PETER ANNIN, Journal Sentinel In 1998, an Ontario consulting firm known as the Nova Group announced a controversial plan to ship 158 million gallons of azure Lake Superior water to…  Read More

Marc Smith Testifying at hearing in Duluth

WPR: Waukesha Hearing in Duluth

By Danielle Kaeding, WPR Not a single person spoke in favor of Waukesha’s plan to get drinking water from Lake Michigan at a public hearing Thursday evening in Duluth, Minnesota.…  Read More