Child Custody 101

Growing up in the 70s and early 80s, I did not know anyone whose parents were divorced. My first introduction to “child custody” disputes was from watching Kramer v. Kramer, the 1979 movie where the mom (Meryl Streep) abandons her husband and son but returns after 15 months to claim her child. The custody battle…

Welcome to Divorce Reimagined

Have you ever thought that divorce could be a gift? That the brokenness you may feel when realizing your relationship is over is the beginning stage of transformation? Thirteen and a half years ago, I found myself facing the end of my second marriage. In reality, the marriage had died twelve and a half years…

Ripple Effect 48: Resilience Through Groundwater Banking

James Bodnar, Water Transfers and Exchanges Program Manager at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, breaks down Metro’s innovative use of groundwater banking to provide urban resiliency in times of drought. A great discussion about the need for collaborative and creative efforts between agricultural and urban communities. This is a template to explore and…

Ripple Effect 47: Reflections

A year after the beginning of the COVID pandemic, Emily sits down with Laura Briefer, Director of the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities, for a look back over 2020. Laura provides some great insights on lessons learned, surprising discoveries, and a stronger path forward for Salt Lake City utilities.

Emily E. Lewis to Present on “Salty Shorts” for Great Salt Lake Institute

Emily E. Lewis will be presenting on the first episode of “Salty Shorts,” brought to you by the Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College. The event will be hosted at 12:00pm on May 21st, 2021. To register for free, please follow this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CcaCX85ISv2tTalgzCcplw All are welcome! The description of the episode is as…

Ripple Effect 46: Useful Assets

A fantastic talk with Alex Loucopoulos of Sciens Capital Management LLC, an alternative asset management firm. Alex breaks down the need for capital investment in mid-level water infrastructure and projects. This is a great look at how a private ownership model can address critical water needs.

Ripple Effect 45: Meeting the Moment

Orianna Bretschger from Aquacycl talks about distributed infrastructure and her modular on-site waste water treatment system. A riveting conversation about bio-chemical reactions, the healthy role of capitalism, how to make a difference, and what is needed to make the future now.

Ripple Effect 44: Utilizing the Community

A must listen again! Tony Parrott, Executive Director, and Sharise Horn, Director of Community Benefits and Partnerships from the Louisville & Jefferson County Sewer District give us a GREAT overview of their recruitment, retention, and procurement policies. Their plan is both pragmatic and progressive and one to model to create a utility that is inclusive,…