Water research specialists are the non-traditional alchemists of our era. Their dedicated work is finding solutions to the impossible problems of our time. By combining platforms for research, with tools such as the Global Water Port, we bring these innovators out of the lab and connect them with companies, demonstration sites and talent. The Water Council is a bridge builder, linking researchers with opportunities for technology commercialization – from scale-up to market viability.
The Global Water Center is home to the Water Equipment & Policy (WEP) Research Center which operates under the auspices of the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center Program. WEP is a collaborative non-profit organization of research universities and members including corporations and government agencies whose annual membership fees fund pre-competitive research in four areas important to the water industry: materials, sensors and devices, systems, and policy.
WEP RESEARCH CENTERDriving water innovation in North America.
The Water Council has strategically partnered with key Academic Partners in the southeast Wisconsin region to train talent that will become the Future Water Leaders of tomorrow. The Water Council, along with other important partners, played an integral role in the development of the School of Freshwater Sciences, the only graduate level program in the United States and one of three in the world specifically dedicated to the study of freshwater, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The Talent Campaign, an initiative launched out of The Water Council, is a mentor-driven program meant to equip young water professionals and future water leaders with the tools necessary to compete and aid in the emerging ‘blue’ jobs market. Wisconsin’s water hub holds a high concentration of water based degrees in a variety of facets including business, research, and technology. No matter the size of your company, connecting with our water hub provides direct early access to the most qualified emerging professionals in the nation.
The Talent Campaign hosts a surplus of engagement opportunities to tap the talent network and gain visibility including countless intern mentoring opportunities.
TALENT CAMPAIGNLearn more about talent development opportunities.