UWM scholars will discuss Great Lakes issues on public radio

Two UWM scholars will discuss how to best manage the Great Lakes on “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” a show airing 1 p.m. Sunday, May 6, statewide on Wisconsin Public Radio.

Jenny Kehl

Jenny Kehl, an associate professor in UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences, and Dan Egan, a fellow at the school and author of the book “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes,” join host Ann Strainchamps.

The program is a broadcast of a live program about water issues that was held April 19 at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall Ballroom. It airs at on the Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio, whose affiliate in Milwaukee is WHAD-FM 90.7.

Kehl talks about the challenge of negotiating water use globally, so countries can have equal access to the natural resource. Because economic development depends on water, she says, equity affects a nation’s capacity to thrive. She also discusses exposure to lead from tap water in Milwaukee and how to address it.

Egan explains why invasive species are such a concern in Lake Michigan, and why the altered ecosystem must now be managed by people.

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