Jim Rousmaniere is a longtime journalist, having covered national economics in the Washington bureau of The Baltimore Sun before being named editor and president of The Keene(NH) Sentinel, positions from which he recently retired. He is the author of Water Connections: What fresh water means to us, what we mean to water (Bauhan Publishing, 2019). Rousmaniere lives with his wife Sharon in Roxbury, a tiny town just outside of Keene. He's a participant in municipal governance, economic development and historical education programming, among other activities.
Granite Staters' impact on fresh water - and, conversely, inland waters' impact on Granite Staters - has evolved over time. Our pollution has changed, as has our hydro-power, our experiences with floods, our watershed protections, our exposure to invasive vegetation, and our use of water in the home. This illustrated presentation by Jim Rousmaniere explores the roles of industry, innovation, and citizen action in assuring clean and plentiful water supplies in a state that in many ways has been defined by water.This program is also available as an online presentation.
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