Madison
48° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

Historic future of water

Published On: Jul 21 2014 02:48:38 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 21 2014 02:55:20 PM CDT

For the last five or six years we’ve been watching the maturation of the science of water as an economic development strategy for the city of Milwaukee with growing excitement.

For the last five or six years we’ve been watching the maturation of the science of water as an economic development strategy for the city of Milwaukee with growing excitement.

The idea made sense from the beginning, that this city on the shores of Lake Michigan, searching for a competitive identity, would create a center for research, design and product development having to do with our most important natural resource, water.

A few weeks ago our optimism was reinforced by the announcement that the Wisconsin Historical Society will hire an archivist to work exclusively on the work of the Milwaukee Water Council.

The society is betting, safely we believe, that Milwaukee is making history by creating a global center for water technology in the face of historic climate pressures on world waters. If Milwaukee’s going to be the major place in the world for scientists and environmental leaders to turn for our shared hopes of protecting our global water supply, we need to preserve the documentation of that work. We appreciate that work will now be done.

Advertisement
  • Isreali President Shimon Peres

    Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

    Notable deaths of 2016

    Here's a look at some of the celebrities we've lost so far in 2016.

  • PHOTOS: Madison store helps collect hundreds of Teddy bears for police

    MADISON, Wis.--A west Madison store is part of an effort to collect hundreds of stuffed animals to donate to six police departments in Southern Wisconsin.

    Todd Merryfield, owner of The Learning Shop at 714 S. Gammon Road, said the store is collecting the bears for officers who use them to help comfort children with whom police come in contact.

    "This is a great way to support what (police) do," Merryfield said. "Those are the kids that need something like this to reassure them, calm them down, and let them know that things are all right."

    Nearly 500 plush animals were donated Tuesday, a Learning Shop spokeswoman said. The Madison store's effort is part of a larger initiative through the Bears for Humanity organization. 

    Photos by Doug Wahl

  • Passport

    RandyHarris/iStock

    Mistakes people make when moving abroad

    Moving abroad? Realtor.com has put together a list of six mistakes people make when they're moving abroad. Click through, so you don't make the same mistakes during your move.

Advertisement