Freshwater Sciences fellow earns national recognition for Great Lakes coverage

Dan Egan, a research fellow in UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences, has been honored with the Outstanding Journalism on the Value of Water award by the U.S. Water Alliance.

Journalist Dan Egan
Dan Egan

Egan is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and has won numerous other awards for his reporting on invasive species and other concerns surrounding the health and preservation of the Great Lakes. His book, “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes,” was picked for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club as a must read in 2017. Egan has been covering the Great Lakes for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since 2003.

He was one of six winners in the alliance’s U.S. Water Prize 2018 ceremony, which honors outstanding achievement and advancement in solutions to the nation’s water challenges.

“That is why we annually award the U.S. Water Prize – to celebrate the amazing progress happening in the water sector,” said Radhika Fox, CEO of the U.S. Water Alliance. “And, to inspire everyone to see what is possible through a commitment to partnership and innovation.”

The 2018 summit was held in Minneapolis, and brought together 875 leaders in water solutions from across the country.

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