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Peter Annin at beach

World Water Day: Writing Wisconsin’s Waterways

…sending Great Lakes water everywhere from Akron to Arizona. He will analyze the several noteworthy Great Lakes diversions that already exist, and shed light on potential water diversions of the future, including the controversial water diversion application submitted by Waukesha in 2010. Author and Academy Fellow Jerry Apps writes fiction…

Peter Annin at beach

Q & A with "Great Lakes Water Wars" Author Peter Annin

…those waters, and that they ensure that appropriate rules and regulations governing the lakes are in place. My book is about the Great Lakes water diversion controversy—the idea that people have contemplated diverting Great Lakes water everywhere from Akron to Arizona. It continues to be a hot topic. Q. Name…

girl posing with Smokey the Bear

Fed Jobs Just Got Easier

…25, and veterans younger than 35, will be eligible to compete for jobs within the forest service. In order to qualify, students must intern, volunteer or be employed by an agency and complete 640 hours of service. In addition to the experience students will gain in the field, they will…

Great Lakes Water Wars book by Peter Annin at Northland College

The Battles That Shaped Great Lakes Water Politics


Two centuries of urbanization and industrialization around the Great Lakes have often hinged on tension among those who’ve desired their extraordinary supplies of fresh water. The lakes and the surrounding watershed contain nearly one-fifth of the surface freshwater on earth, and currently about 40 million people in the United States…

Northland College student Adrian Diaz in Nicaragua

Diaz Looks at Eliminating Waterborne Illness in Nicaragua

ST. PAUL, Minn. – June 28, 2016 – Unsafe drinking water is one of the primary causes of disease and death in the world, but in Nicaragua, more than 400,000 people have solved drinking water contamination with help from community leaders and a water treatment device from nonprofit Compatible Technology…

Muddy fish creek watershed

Northland Project Aims to Clear Chequamegon Bay’s Muddy Waters

…of Northland’s Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation. It is funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and began in 2013. Hudson and his team are trying to slow the flow of water through the creek to protect its bluffs, which can crumble and collapse during severe storms. The…

Bee on a flower

CUUF: Annual Flower Service

May 22, 2022, 10:00 am11:30 am

…are permitted. There also will be a potluck following the service. Everyone is invited to bring a snack to share. Join with the Zoom Client Follow this link to join. Meeting ID: 916 8704 2498 Passcode: CUUF Join by Phone 312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 916 8704 2498 Passcode: 324633 CUUF is…


Alumnus Karl ’04 oversees outdoor therapeutic program

Healing Through a Lense

…with a love of the land and water,” Karl said. Connecting kids to water achieves even larger goals. “When kids see themselves as a part of the ecosystem, they realize they are an integral part of something bigger than themselves,” Karl said. “That fosters stewardship—stewardship of the water and of…

Stockton Island

Will Waukesha Get a Rewrite?

…spent years fighting to keep Great Lakes water inside the Great Lakes Basin — Nova’s plan was a nightmarish legal precedent. If people were permitted to tanker water to Asia, how could officials prevent Great Lakes water from being piped to Dallas, Phoenix or L.A.? Politicians, journalists and the general…

Research in lake

Q & A with Water Researcher Randy Lehr

…world – the demand for water and distribution. Do you anticipate a day when people are going to come knocking on the door for Lake Superior water? A. I see the Lake Superior region as the future front lines of water resource science and management. Abundant freshwater, relatively inexpensive land…