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Monthly Archives: August 2012

At a recent Wingspread meeting, David Sedlak of UC-Berkeley made mention of “sewer scalping”.  My ears twitched, adjusting to make sure I didn’t miss anything.  David is professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and co-chairs the NSF-funded center for Re-Inventing Our Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure, an exciting endeavor (aka ReNUWIt, about which I’ve written previously).  David and his colleagues live on the intellectual edge of the very necessary matters surrounding urban water… Read More

Lake Michigan is beautiful year ’round, but there’s only a short window of time when it’s warm enough for enjoyable swimming. This summer, with its record-high temperatures, that window cranked open a bit early. This hit home for me on Saturday when my husband and I went kayaking. Wading into the water with my boat, the warm water lured me in. We’d had a fair amount of rain in the preceding days… Read More