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In my working world, sexism has gone underground. No longer does a man tell me that I shouldn’t be at work, that I should be at home taking care of my children. This overt tell has been replaced by a subtle, unacknowledged undermining. Now, I am told that I’m very good at what I do … Continue reading Performance: “A+”. Personality: “B-“.
I’ve wanted to be an engineer since I can remember. Early on, I learned that engineering can be challenging, fun, and incredibly fulfilling. My Uncle Keith is a Mechanical Engineer who specializes in forensic engineering and accident reconstruction. I watched my Uncle diligently prepare countless court case files. I saw some of the cars in … Continue reading On Minimalism + Engineering: My Positive Feedback Loop
What a perfect time to launch such an endeavor. Developing science and awareness of water — conservation, treatment, new sources, delivery, disposal, the socio-economics of water — and a changing political and social climate make the launch of Women Leading Water so very important. Whether you agree with current and forthcoming policy decisions or not, … Continue reading Women Leading Water Launches!
Melburnians are serious about using water responsibly. I lived in Melbourne for nearly three years, from 2010 to late 2012. When I first arrived in Australia, I had the perspective of someone who had never been affected by a water shortage: I knew water conservation was important, but in a vague, non-scientifically based, “don’t waste … Continue reading What I learned from the Millennium Drought
Water is one the fascinating topics which brings a huge community from around the world together to serve the public. Each individual protective project can make a big difference in the cumulative lack of pollutants in water systems around the world. No matter the geographical distance, we all are on the same page when it … Continue reading Why I Chose Water: Student Perspectives
The world has changed. As an engineer, I remember when engineering was the hard stuff. Now, when I look at major projects, the engineering is rarely the greatest hurdle a project has to overcome. The hard stuff is getting rate payers to accept the rate increases needed to maintain and build new infrastructure. Getting the … Continue reading Diversity is Our Future