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Joan B. Rose
Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research, Michigan State University

Entries by Joan B. Rose

Celebrating Water: Top 10 Special Things You Can Do

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 1:00 PM

You have celebrated New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, and Valentine's Day. So now it is time to observe World Water Day. Like those holidays the celebration of water is about resolutions, equality and love "of life."

Twenty-two years ago (March 22, 1993) the very first World Water...

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2014: The Year of the Virus

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 8:17 PM

Ebola is now a dreaded household name. Everyone has heard of this virus, causing thousands of deaths in countries in Africa particularly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. We followed the plight of health care workers who put their lives on the line to battle the viral disease, trying to...

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Poor Sanitation: The Startling Link to Childhood Malnutrition

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 8:47 PM

I just returned from a trip to India, where I was teaching at the Delhi Indian Institute of Technology, interacting with an eager group of future environmental scientists and engineers. As we discussed water pollution, a July 13 New York Times article reported on an emerging hypothesis that...

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Do You Know Where Your E. coli Are?

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 9:44 PM

Summer is here, and it is time for vacations and fun activities, such as hiking and swimming. It's also time for you and others to spread E. coli around. Whether you are planning a trip on a cruise ship or just to your local beach, you should also be...

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The New and Improved Water Cycle?

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 10:54 AM

Are you experiencing pain, illness, economic problems and severe stress due to your acute and chronic water problems? Are you a victim of the new water cycle: hurricanes, flooding, pipe breaks, toxic blooms, boil orders, salt water intrusion, severe contamination and droughts? This is not your grandparents' water cycle. You...

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Is Your Water Making You Sick?

(14) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 4:18 PM

"Her career is flushed down the toilet." That was my story in News of the Weird. Even my mom read it! I study waterborne disease and water pollution. I am a water scientist and my laboratory is the vast array of rivers, lakes and aquifers on this blue planet. I...

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