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Pelican Water received several eloquent entries for our bi-annual College Scholarship Contest, but Martin Coleman’s essay Preventing Crisis over Crisis Reaction: The New American Model stood alone in its meticulous research and its impassioned plea for community education. Using his experience as an environmental engineer, Martin outlined a plan to help communities directly engage with […]

Pelican Water Scholarship

Many students around the country submitted urgent and thought-provoking submissions to our College Scholarship Contest, but few entries hammered home the severity of the issue more ardently than Zainab Agboola’s timely essay. Her appeal to utilize multiple platforms of advertisement and communication to convey the gravity of our national lead problem earned Zainab 2nd place […]

Countless rousing essays were submitted to Pelican Water for our bi-annual College Scholarship Contest, but Keith Fell’s direct and powerful essay that cuts to the core of the messaging and funding issues inherent with water treatment awareness grabbed our attention immediately. Keith’s essay encouraged innovative thinking to properly inform the students of today how their […]

New Years' Resolutions

As the New Year approaches countless hopefuls gear up for a life change with the motto “new year, new me.” Across the country families will resolve to lose weight, exercise more, or kick bad habits like drinking soda. Most resolutions involve the betterment of one’s health. These resolutions often prove difficult to keep: only 46% […]

glass of water in front of pipeline leading in to river

An extensive USA Today Network investigation has concluded that smaller water utilities around the nation aren’t made to enforce national regulations of drinking water quality. Utilities that service communities of 1,000 people or so are not required to treat their water to prevent lead contamination until after high levels of lead have been detected and […]