Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Major Speaker Coming To UW-M Freshwater School On Monday

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UW-Milwaukee, School of Freshwater Sciences
Water and Climate in the Great Lakes

Join Blue Gold author
and international water advocate Maude Barlow April 15, 2013.

Maude BarlowMaude Barlow is co-author of Blue Gold and Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water. She is a leading voice for water rights around the world and co-founder of the Blue Planet Project which fights against the privatization of water. Barlow is also a director of the International Forum on Globalization, which conducts research and education on the effects of globalization on social programs, foreign policy, health and the environment.
Barlow has written more than 14 books about social issues in support of the vision that everyone has the fundamental right to food, clean water, education, health care and dignified work.
Sponsored by UW-Milwaukee and the Center for Water Policy at the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences

Date: Monday, April 15, 2013
Time: 5:00pm
Location: UW-Milwaukee
Golda Meir Library
4th floor Conference Center
2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Parking is available in the Union garage accessible from E. Kenwood Blvd.
Event is free, however space is limited. Please RSVP with name & number in your group to ccsimons@uwm.edu as soon as possible, no later than April 10.
Refreshments will be served.


Ron R said...

Maybe she could comment on why MMSD dumping of sewage is good for Lake Michigan

James Rowen said...

She can probably cite the progress made by Milwaukee in reducing overflows that used to be in the range of about 60 a year to one or two, and that is based on rainfall, not policy.

Anonymous said...

James, is any dumping of raw sewage acceptable in your opinion? what if this was a private company doing the same?

Anonymous said...

RonR: perhaps you should go talk to the various suburban municipalities around Milwaukee, and persuade them to do a better job retaining their storm water so that the MMSD isn't flooded out and made to dump directly into the lake.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Charlie Pierce reports today that the Great Lakes have an unprecedented amount of plastic debris floating in it, akin to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch:


Can we send just the portions of Lake Michigan with the plastic crap in it to Waukesha?

James Rowen said...

Finally something to which Ron Johnson can add expertise.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

James, is any dumping of raw sewage acceptable in your opinion?

What, a reduction to 1/30 of the previous isn't enough for you? Do you understand how fractions work?

The Perfect really is the enemy of the Good, isn't it? Or do you just not bother to read JR's comment before making your oh-so-clever gotcha comment, Sparky?