The Water Council Tide / March 2016


Bubbler Coffee Session
March 17

Defense Alliance Webinar
April 6

Water Summit 2016
June 14-15

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Q1 Member Meeting Recap
Hosted by Ruekert & Mielke, our first meeting of 2016 focused on the future redevelopment of Milwaukee’s Inner Harbor area. 
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Milwaukee Chosen for Inaugural VilCap Communities Program

Milwaukee one of 16 cities chosen to participate in the Village Capital program to find, train and invest in start-up businesses. Read More 

Pentair Named Water Innovator of the Year

Global leader in treatment, transfer and flow of water named “Water Innovator of the Year” during the 2016 Water Vision Congress in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Read More 

Microbe Detectives Launches Site for Environmental DNA Analysis Services

BREW Accelerator alumni launches eCommerce site for proprietary DNA analysis services that analyze microorganisms in multiple water systems. Read More

Veolia North America Names New President

Global leader in environmental solutions and optimized resource management named William J. “Bill” DiCroce as the new president and CEO of Veolia North America. Read More

Milwaukee-Area Research has Far-Reaching Implications

Innovations ripple throughout the community today, but the groundwork for increased recognition as a research institute was laid more than a decade ago. Read More

Milwaukee Institute Announces New Partnership

New strategic partnership with UW-Milwaukee's College of Engineering and Applied Science announced. Read More

Art Museum & Local University Highlight Water Themes

Marquette Law’s Water & Policy Initiative aims to assess the legal aspects of water policy and educate the public on legal policy surrounding the world’s water problem. Read More

New Water Council Members

The Water Council welcomes new corporate members Wavve Stream Inc., Nano Gas TechnologiesRock the Green, and Optimal Design to our dynamic network! View our Global Business Directory.

International Visitors Descend on Global Water Center

The Water Council hosted the Consul General of Indonesia and the Danish Water Technology Alliance to increase collaboration between the respective regions and Milwaukee.

Eco-Friendly Music Festival Returns in 2016

Rock the Green aims to educate, engage and empower the community to take eco-actionable steps by showcasing sustainability innovators and best practices. Learn More

Milwaukee’s Water Tech Cluster Featured on Marketplace

With an audience of 12 million, Marketplace, produced by American Public Media, highlighted how Milwaukee’s brewing history has transformed into a freshwater mecca. Read More 

Charles Fishman Joins Water Summit 2016

Author, Fast Company contributor, and award winning journalist will serve as the moderator for this year’s dynamic and refreshed Water Summit. Register Now

$2 Billion Private Sector Investment to Protect Natural Resources

Private sector leaders announced more than $2 billion in private, non-federal money to protect land, water and wildlife for future generations. Read More

Vote in USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Best Beaches

Milwaukee’s Bradford Beach has gone from an oft closed waterfront due to contamination, to a revitalized and activated public asset, reconnecting residents to the water. Vote Now 

Submit Your Technology to the China BlueTech™ Awards

The annual China BlueTech™ Awards provides a high-profile platform for technologies to demonstrate market readiness. Learn More 

Nearly 40 businesses participated in The Water Council’s Small Business Needs Assessment Survey, implemented by UWW’s Institute for Water Business. In response, The Water Council’s Small Business Channel program is working on training opportunities for specific areas of expressed need. View complete survey results here and watch for upcoming event announcements.
“POW! emPowering Opportunities in Water” led by Veolia, has selected three US-based companies to fast-track water-related innovation to advance water entrepreneurship, resiliency and sustainability. The companies will receive space within the Global Water Center, and participate in BREW Accelerator programming. Read More
The Alliance for Water Stewardship – North America (AWS-NA) is pleased to announce a Fund for Lake Michigan grant to assist with implementation of the AWS Standard at the Global Water Center, the only office building in the world to commit to the Standard. Additionally, funds will also assist an industrial site in the Milwaukee region with AWS Standard implementation.
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