Broadview Collaborative, Inc.

Nobody said democracy would be easy. Just ask any of the thousands of people who have been making their opinions known on the matter of the Waukesha, Wisconsin’s application to divert...

On most mornings I start my day with my local paper (the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) and the New York Times. That’s a given. But for water news, I need other sources.  Fortunately,...

The big news over the weekend  was that the Paris Climate Agreement had been adopted.  No, it’s not enough, but it’s the next best thing, and it’s a really big deal....

When people hear the term “onsite wastewater” most, including those who work in the field, immediately picture septic systems.  While it’s true that most of the industry has traditionally been focused on...

Last week I had the opportunity to deliver one of the key note addresses to the 600+ attendees at the Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference in Virginia Beach, VA. Until Eric Casey, who runs...

As a non-resident fellow with the Brookings Institute, I have the honor of collaborating with some of the best policy minds in the country. A recent discussion about national water challenges...

One of the most important partners we had during my six years leading (creating!) Charting New Waters, a series of ground-breaking dialogues hosted by The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread, was the...

“Don’t fix what ain’t broke.” Maybe that isn’t very good grammar, but it says what I’m thinking when it comes to remarks made on May 27th, 2015 when the U.S. Environmental...

With minutes to go before the US EPA press conference releasing the Clean Water Rule clarifying the definition of “waters of the United States”, (aka #WOTUS) my mind is on wetlands...

It seems like a crime to travel half way across the country and spend the whole time inside of windowless conference rooms, so when planning my trip to the Western Power Summit...