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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 parlayed into the following piece co-authored with Rob Puentes of the Brookings Institute.  It originally appeared on the Brookings’ website and is re-posted here in its entirety: As the historic drought in the Western U.S. continues unabated and as communities in… Read More

Do you dream of being Gwen Ifill or John Stewart? I don’t, but nonetheless I recently had a chance to moderate a panel as part of Great Lakes Week. The team, assembled by Associate Professor McGee Young of Marquette University and co-sponsored by The Water Council, included noted author Charles Fishman, Surabhi Shah, Director of EPA’s Urban Waters Program and Carrie Bristoll-Groll, Principal Civil Engineer of Stormwater Solutions Engineering. Great Lakes Week had dozens of panels and… Read More

Last week I had the opportunity to join a number of my Johnson Foundation colleagues for the annual dinner of the Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce (RAMAC). Racine is home to a number of manufacturers – RUUD Lighting, Emerson (parent company of Insinkerator), and Case Manufacturing, to name a few, as well as SC Johnson and Diversey, the two companies that generously provide the bulk of our foundation’s budget. I was particularly… Read More