What it takes to make a difference

The Freshwater Society is in its third year of teaming up with Michelob Golden Light on the Celebrate Your Lake Contest, and it’s been a really great way to see communities in action around the water they love. If you haven’t heard of the contest, check out our webpage for the details – it’s a … Read more What it takes to make a difference

San Diego water:  Somewhere between “unlimited” and “zero”

Regional water conservation is being applied in San Diego because they must–but is it enough? Minnesota is looking at regional water conservation because it’s smart for our long-term economic vitality and quality of life. Many Minnesota communities already have in place watering restrictions similar to what San Diego is instituting. Thankfully we don’t have to read … Read more San Diego water:  Somewhere between “unlimited” and “zero”

Innovative Wisconsin phosphorus rules OK'd

The Freshwater Society blog publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published.   EPA approves Wisconsin’s phosphorus rules The Environmental Protection Agency approved a first-of-its-kind program … Read more Innovative Wisconsin phosphorus rules OK'd

Vote to support conservation mentoring

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. FarmWise conservation program needs your vote A farmer-to-farmer mentoring project aimed at promoting … Read more Vote to support conservation mentoring

California water deal mandates conservation

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of top news and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read them in their entirety where they originally were published. California mandates 20% cut in cities’ water use by 2020 Lawmakers capped months of discussions, weeks of tedious … Read more California water deal mandates conservation

Threatened fish, buffer strips and zebra mussels

Every week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of some of the best regional, national and international articles about water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to the articles in their original sources. Climate change threatens fish, USGS expert says Entire populations of North American fish already  are being affected … Read more Threatened fish, buffer strips and zebra mussels

Oil slicks, estrogen in the water, and rooftop farming

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of some of the best regional, national and international articles on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to the original sources. Estrogen linked to fish kills, study suggests Exposure to estrogen puts fish at greater risk of disease and premature death, … Read more Oil slicks, estrogen in the water, and rooftop farming

Declining aquifers, superfund sites and dust storms

Each week, the Freshwater Society posts links to some of the best regional, national and international coverage of water and the environment. Follow the links to the publications where the articles originally appeared, and let us know your reaction to the research and policy issues they report. Superfund program chronically underfunded The Superfund program to clean … Read more Declining aquifers, superfund sites and dust storms