Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Milwaukee's renewal

City transforms into freshwater tech, research hub

NextCity

NextCity

Milwaukee has a history of spawning freshwater-related businesses and research because of its location on Lake Michigan. Today, thanks to a network of public-private partnerships, the city is globally recognized as a leader in freshwater technology and research. Businesses, universities and government agencies are coming together in the Water Technology District, an innovation hub that is transforming Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood.

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Michigan in unique position with new water rule

MLIve.com

Has the new, hotly debated federal Clean Water Rule issued by the Obama administration taken effect in Michigan? Short answer: Yes, but it's complicated. The long answer, say officials, involves a unique state and federal partnership on the books since 1984 that insulates Michigan, to a degree, from the regulatory hurdles and expanded bureaucracy that opponents to the new rule decry.

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Tainted wells aren’t just a Minnesota rural problem

Star Tribune

In the past two years, the biggest home well-testing program ever conducted by the state of Minnesota has found that in some parts of Washington and Dakota counties, a startling one-fifth to one-half of private drinking wells have nitrate concentrations that are unsafe for infants, children and pregnant women. What was often an invisible health threat is becoming an expensive headache for homeowners.

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