The scientists who study surface water, and what's needed to keep it clean, now find themselves in positions of public authority.
Moreover, Principe (pronounced Prince-uh-pay) had little reason to believe that his initial work - analyzing reservoir data for New York City's Department of Environmental Protection - would lead to an administrative post involved with public policy issues. Yet that's exactly what happened.
"Limnology was kind of esoteric at the time. It just wasn't incorporated into...
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