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The Water Council Tide / February 2016


UPCOMING EVENTS

1st Quarter Member Meeting
February 17
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Energy/Water Nexus Roadmap Workshop #3
March 1
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Exportech Information Session
March 15
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Water Summit 2016
June 14-15

 
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Does Waukesha’s application to divert water from Lake Michigan represent the only reasonable option to provide its residents with clean, safe, and sustainable drinking water, or will it cause adverse environmental impacts and set a negative precedent leading to dozens more “straws in the lake?” 
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LATEST NEWS 

BREW Graduate WatrHub is Hiring

WatrHub Inc., a water and wastewater data and analytics enterprise, seeks qualified candidates to fill two full-time positions. Learn More

Op-Ed: Cluster Approach to Economic Development Works

Economic clusters create overall business growth, foster entrepreneurship, create jobs and spur academic research & development, as evidenced by The Water Council.
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White House Includes $300 Million for Water Innovation in 2017 Budget

The Water Council commends the President’s proposal directing $300 million toward the development of solutions to address our nation’s challenges in water quality and quantity. Read More

Alliance for Water Stewardship – North America Now Accepting Members

Join AWS-NA to demonstrate your corporate support of responsible freshwater use, and influence crucial decisions affecting global water stewardship. Join Now

Dramm Corp. Turns Fish Scraps to Fertilizer

Dramm Corporation's Algoma plant is turning recycled fish scraps into a $2.2 million fertilizer business. Read More

Water Council Board Member Named A Top Global Water & Wastewater Leader

Congratulations to Dr. Glen Daigger, President, One Water Solutions, for being named a Top 25 Leader by Water & Wastewater International Magazine. Read More

The Water Council is Hiring!

Come join our team and be a part of the freshwater movement in Milwaukee! Qualified Web/Graphic Designers should apply by March 15. More Here

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Ranks Among Top Research Institutions

UWM was re-classified as a Tier 1 Research University, joining 115 Tier 1 institutions, including the UW-Madison, Yale, Duke and Johns Hopkins. Read More

Milwaukee Company Donates Clean Water System

Stonehouse Water Technologies’ Water POD was deployed in Kewaunee County, WI to alleviate water contamination including nitrates, coliform and more. Read 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 

Fund for Lake Michigan Accepting Pre-Proposals

Projects that improve water quality of Lake Michigan via habitat/stream restoration, pollutant reduction or improvements to coastal areas are encouraged. Apply Here

Badger Meter Wins Contract with American Water

American Water is the largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility in the U.S., operating in 47 states and Ontario, Canada, serving 15 million people. Read More

Global Water Forum – Publication Opportunity on Flint, MI Crisis

Contribute an op-ed, original research or summary of your work to the Global Water Forum's series on the water quality situation in Flint, MI. More Here

A. O. Smith Announces 26% Dividend Increase

This is the 11th consecutive year the Milwaukee-based water tech company has increased its quarterly cash dividend.
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North American Lake Management Society Call for Abstracts

North American Lake Management Society requests abstract submissions for their 36th International Symposium to be held in Banff, Alberta from November 1-4, 2016. More Information

Milwaukee Teams Among Winners of National Water Game Competition

Water games created in Milwaukee during a national competition have won showcase spots at the Smithsonian and in a traveling exhibition. Read More

International Non-Profit Relocates to Wisconsin

Blumont Inc, previously in Washington, D.C, will provide programs for humanitarian relief and long-term economic stabilization from the new Madison, WI office. Read More

New Water Council Members

The Water Council welcomes new corporate members Connect-The-Dots LLC, GenMet Corporation, and LiquiTech, Inc. to our dynamic network! Interested in becoming a member? Learn More

MORE NEWS
WATER TECHNOLOGY DISTRICT
Reed Street Yards (RSY) global water technology business park continues to take shape with the ongoing construction of Zurn Industries’ $14 million global headquarters, slated for completion in 2016. Just beyond RSY, Global Water Center II is slated to begin construction soon. The Water Council recently announced a $750,000 Targeted Industry Promotion investment from Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, to subsidize office space for eligible, early-stage water tech companies. Read More
BLUE TALENT
Pentair continues to be a champion of The Water Council’s Talent & Education Committee’s goal of building the Water Generation. In early 2016, our partner Community Connections, Inc. received a $21,000 grant from the Pentair Foundation. 
The purpose of this project is to expose economically disadvantaged students to in-demand career pathways in the emergent water industry in Southeastern Wisconsin, inspire them to pursue water careers, and prepare them with skills they’ll need to succeed in college, career, and beyond.
WATER RESEARCH & INNOVATION
The Water Equipment and Policy (WEP) Research Center is pleased to announce three new members. The U.S Environmental Protection Agency, and the Wisconsin Wastewater Treatment Utilities of the cities of Fond du Lac and Green Bay, also known as New Water have joined WEP in 2016.WEP now has 15 industry members and two university members.
Click here for more information on the Water Equipment and Policy Research Center. 
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