The Northland College Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Peter Annin’s highly-anticipated book, Purified: How Recycled Sewage is Transforming Our Water. Available in stores and online on November 9, this groundbreaking work sheds light on the pressing issue of water scarcity and unveils the potential of recycled water as a sustainable solution.
In Purified, Annin, a distinguished national water journalist and the director of the Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation, delves into the complex world of water recycling. Using extensive research, he challenges common fears and misconceptions that surround recycled water, presenting it as a viable and practical option for communities facing freshwater shortages.
Annin takes readers on a journey across five water-stressed states, including California, Texas, Virginia, Nevada, and Florida. Through compelling narratives and real-life examples, he showcases the success stories of communities that have embraced water recycling.
“Peter Annin’s captivating book is a masterful exploration of the profound impact and boundless potential of water recycling in the United States,” says Eric Garcetti, former mayor of Los Angeles. “Annin challenges us to reimagine our relationship with water, recognizing it not merely as a resource to be consumed and discarded but as a perpetual cycle of sustenance and abundance.”
Northland College takes immense pride in Peter Annin’s salient work, which closely aligns with the institution’s commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. As an award-winning author and water expert, Annin’s research sheds light on the urgent need for innovative solutions to address water scarcity in the face of climate change.
“We are delighted that Peter Annin’s new book, Purified, brings attention to the critical issue of water scarcity and showcases the immense potential of recycled water,” said Northland College President Chad Dayton. “Annin’s work aligns seamlessly with our mission of educating future leaders who will tackle the pressing environmental challenges of our time.”
The Northland College Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation focuses on scientific research, communication, and thought leadership on water issues in the Great Lakes region and beyond. Aiming to increase water literacy, the center houses a robust student research program and conducts research studies and public outreach. The Burke Center also offers a professional lab and many other services for external partners.