Waukesha Diversion Week: What Waukesha Wants

Waukesha Diversion Week! Part I: The Great Lakes And the Future Water Wars Part II: Geology In Human Affairs   To the city of Waukesha, that unassuming Milwaukee suburb, the request seemed like a no-brainer, and coming as it did before the Great Lakes Compact was signed, seemed like a sure bet. The aquifer from […]

The Waukesha Diversion: The Great Lakes and the Future Water Wars

In 1998, a permit was accepted by the government of the Canadian province of Ontario, following a lightly-remarked-upon 30-day public comment session, to approve a ridiculous and pointless money-making scheme. This approval set in motion a multi-national effort to protect one of the great natural treasures of the world, one that could decide the future […]

Water Wednesday: Wisconsin’s Walker Woes and Things That Don’t Begin With W. Like Lake Erie

  A quick rundown of some top water stories, which remind us that while we can impact nature, we’re really not in charge.  I realize that there is a weird-seeming contradiction in saying that we can bring great change to nature, but that we’re still at its mercy. But when we say “great change”, we […]