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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

March 19, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Book cover for Dan Egan's The Death and Life of the Great LakesJoin the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation for its annual Marvin Pertzik World Water Day Lecture, a conversation between Dan Egan, author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, and Burke Center Co-director Peter Annin, author of The Great Lakes Water Wars.

Dan Egan is a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and has covered the Great Lakes since 2003. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, focused on invasive species and the future health of the Great Lakes, has received national attention since its release in 2017.

Egan has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and he has won the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, John B. Oakes Award, AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award, and J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. Egan is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Columbia School of Journalism.

The Marvin Pertzik World Water Day Lecture is held each year in conjunction with World Water Day, held annually on March 22 as a means of focusing attention on the importance of fresh water and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year’s World Water Day theme is “nature for water”—exploring nature-based solutions to water challenges.

This presentation will be followed by a book signing.


March 19
7:00 pm–9:00 pm


Alvord Theatre
1411 Ellis Ave