Category Archives: USA

Thinking outside the basin

This week I had the honour of delivering a keynote at the first International Conference of Water Security in Toronto. The conference, which also launched a new journal devoted to the topic, brought together 150 people from hydrology, engineering, and … Continue reading

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The EPA: A victim of its own success?

William Ruckelshaus was the first director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In a recent interview he reflected on what’s changed during the 43 years since the agency was established — and in particular since the passing of landmark … Continue reading

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Born unequal

The first capital of the United States, Philadelphia lends itself to new ventures. It’s an apt place to launch this blog. Its history is bound up with humanism and democracy. Flagship social contracts of the modern era, the Declaration of … Continue reading

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