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Corncob's Alfie Coming to World Water Hub
 
Current BREW Accelerator startup has developed a new membrane filtration technology, which will begin tests on the Menomonee River, at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District HQ starting March 23. Read More
MEMBER SUCCESSES

Sweet Water Announces 2017 Mini-Grant Winners

Annual Water Quality Mini-Grant Program distributes grants up to $5,000 for projects that enhance conservation, restore habitat and educate people on ways to protect watersheds. Read More

Nano Gas Receives First Patent

BREW Corporate winner also has seven additional patents filed, in addition to trade secret information that will lead to more filings in the future. Read More

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Awards Support Entrepreneurship in Wisconsin

Capital Catalyst Program will provide $700,000 in matching grants to seed funds to spur entrepreneurship through grants, loans or investments in startups and early-stage businesses. Read More

Fund for Lake Michigan Awards $1.25 Million

20 projects throughout Wisconsin that improve water quality, invest in green technologies and support environmental education will be funded. Read More

Badger Meter Acquires New Steam Technology

New steam vortex technology, with applications in food processing, chemical and HVAC sectors, will begin production in Racine, WI by summer. Read More 

Mikroflot Technologies Certified as Qualified New Business Venture

Qualified New Business Venture status allows investors in the company to receive a 25% Wisconsin state tax credit on the amount they invest in the business. Read More 

New Members

The Water Council is pleased to welcome Aquam, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, RainGrid Inc., and ToxSorb to our robust member network. View our Global Business Directory.


MILWAUKEE WATER HUB

Great Water Alliance Emerges in Waukesha

Waukesha Water Utility revealed a new name for the city’s water plan to access drinking water from Lake Michigan that was approved by the Great Lakes Compact Council in 2016. Read More

Lead Safe Milwaukee Program Launches

The City of Milwaukee has launched a campaign to inform families about the dangers of lead poisoning and break down the crisis currently affecting thousands of people. Read More


GLOBAL INDUSTRY NEWS

2017 Infrastructure Report Card Released

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ report gave many segments and sectors near-failing grades, including drinking water and wastewater systems. Read More

Energy-Water Nexus Roadmap Complete

Midwest Energy Research Consortium and The Water Council have issued their first joint industry public roadmap report focused on the nearly $240 billion industry. Read More


WATER OPPORTUNITIES

BREW Accelerator Applications – Last Call

The world-class water technology accelerator has a track record of success with a goal to help you launch your idea into a business, apply by March 25. Read More 

Blue Roots Project - Share Your Water Story

Blue Roots Project, in partnership with Circle of Blue and Project Wet Foundation, requests stories about water in your life and community to begin a global conversation on the future of water. Read More

Center for Water Policy Seeks Director

Will be responsible for building the capacity of the Center, attracting extramural support, recruiting additional researchers, and promoting science-based, sustainable water policies within the Great Lakes region. Read More 

Wastewater Treatment Business Development Mission to China

The US Dept. of Commerce International Trade Administration is organizing the mission to Beijing, Nanjing, and Guangzhou from June 11-17. Read More 

Rotary Foundation Scholarships Available to Water Professionals

Goal is to increase the number of trained professionals to devise, plan and implement solutions around water in developing and emerging countries. Read More

2017 China BlueTech Awards Seeks Technologies

The BlueTech Awards are a platform for international water and wastewater technology companies to establish their technology leadership and Chinese market readiness.
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2016 ANNUAL REPORT
2016 was a year driven by tremendous energy and all-star members and partners. You stepped up to the plate to advance innovation by supporting startups, pilot sites, and talent; sponsoring the Water Leaders Summit; emphasizing the One Water conversation, and much more.
 
We invite you to explore our 2016 Annual Report to learn how Milwaukee makes water work for industry, government, academia, communities, and utilities.
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BLUE TALENT
This is how we define success. We’ve rolled out a new story page on our website featuring remarkable people leveraging The Water Council’s platform to help improve world water health. Take a moment today to follow their journey. Tell us about your story by contacting Meghan Jensen, VP Marketing & Communications, at mjensen@thewatercouncil.com or 1-414-988-8754. Read More 
WATER LEADERS SUMMIT 2017
2017 marks the tenth year for The Water Council’s premier event that attracts thought leaders, water innovators and international experts to Milwaukee from around the world! Expand your message by sponsoring the Water Leaders Summit 2017, view an attendee breakdown in 2016 to see just who your potential audience will be. Become a Sponsor 
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