Faculty member Liam Callanan’s travel article “Wisconsin: A Water-Lover’s Wonderland” appears in The Wall Street Journal:
IF WATER IS the new oil, then Wisconsin is looking like the new Dubai.
That’s not only because Wisconsin has so much of this precious resource—the state claims 15,000 lakes to Minnesota’s measly 10,000—but because it has figured out so many ways to exploit its abundance. Wisconsin’s claim to fame as America’s Dairyland can obscure how critical a role water plays here, for business (Milwaukee styles itself as a kind of Silicon Valley of H20) and tourists. Those who prefer their water with salt should look elsewhere. But on a recent trip around the state, my family found that it offered something for every one of us.
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