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MichRadio: Foxconn wants to divert 5.8 million gallons of Lake Michigan water a day

Is that legal? Peter Annin Answers

…5.8 million gallons of water a day diverted from Lake Michigan for operations. Peter Annin is the co-director of the Northland College Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation in Wisconsin and author of “The Great Lake Water Wars.” He spoke with Stateside on the impacts this diversion will have…

Madeline Island, Wisconsin Areal View

Wisconsin Still at Center of Water Battles

Ten Years After the Passage of the Great Lakes Compact

With the Great Lakes Compact celebrating its 10th anniversary this week, protections designed to fend off large-scale water diversions have never been stronger, experts said Tuesday at Marquette University Law School. But they also said future water needs are likely to place serious demands in the decades to come on…


Northern Wisconsin wants drinking water oversight

…is safe to drink and protect drinking water sources from pollution. The vast majority (83.9 percent) of respondents also say the public sector should be responsible for guaranteeing access to safe drinking water regardless of someone’s ability to pay. This is well-aligned with strong opinions of water as a human…

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Wis. Lets Village Go to Town on Great Lakes Water

Peter Annin uncovered documents about the expanded Pleasant Prairie diversion in reporting for second edition of The Great Lakes Water Wars.

…Milwaukee. “Southeast Wisconsin is growing, and you can’t keep growing without water,” said Peter Annin, director of a Northland College water center, who uncovered documents about the expanded Pleasant Prairie diversion while researching a new edition of his book The Great Lakes Water Wars. “People are surprised about the lack…

Beach Group Walking


Northland collaborates with and empowers students who have qualifying disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act by working together proactively to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodation measures. Northland is committed to providing an equal opportunity to fully participate in its courses, programs, and activities. Students who have a disability and…

Water Summit

The Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation convened a Water Summit on Oct. 1, 2016 dedicated to “The Future of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.” Experts from New York to Minnesota gathered on Madeline Island in Lake Superior to examine past successes and challenges of GLRI, and to have…

Career Connections Expo

March 30, 11:00 am2:30 pm

…wildlife ecology, forestry) Outdoor education Ashland County Health and Human Services Employer Website Types of Positions: Full-time permanent, internships (unpaid) Position Location(s): Ashland, Wisconsin Academic Programs of Interest: Criminal justice Education Psychology Sociology and social justice Ashland County Land & Water Department Employer Website Types of Positions: Full-time seasonal, internships…