Category: Water Management

Village of DePue receives response from IEPA about lake cleanup

The Village of DePue received last Monday a response from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to many comments it had made on the ongoing Superfund cleanup project at Lake DePue. The lake, which has been designated a Superfund site for 12 years now, is better known for its annual boat races. But though the

Andes to Amazon: Bringing water to Peru

I returned this week from Peru, one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever seen and home to the much-touted Machu Picchu, an Inca holiday retreat of massive proportion.  Wandering through the ruins, imagining the decadent excess that once filled the walls of each house, I couldn’t help but contrast the visions with those of

Bringing safe water to the desert: A Q&A with Susan Vescovi

At the beginning of July, Roshni Barot , Susan Vescovi and Tracy Yang arrived in India’s Thar Desert to work with the Jal Bhagirathi Foundation (JBF). Master’s students in the Global and Ecological Health Program, the three hope to help assess water quality in the 140 villages served by the foundation. As part of Northwestern’s

Northwestern group helps bring fresh water to Honduras

Getting a cool drink of water, especially at this time of year, is so automatic that most of us don’t even think about it.  It never crosses our mind that the glass is clean and the water is not only clear and tasty, but pure and safe. Not everyone is so lucky, as the members