The Water Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to solving critical global water challenges by supporting innovation in freshwater technology and driving those new solutions to the industries that need them.
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA next to the world’s largest freshwater system and home to one of the most influential freshwater technology hubs in the world, The Water Council (TWC) is recognized as a global center for advancing water technologies and stewardship. At its heart, TWC is a non-profit, membership organization that connects, convenes and showcases the hub comprised of more than 238 water technology businesses and the diverse water leadership network of 200 members it is linked to from around the world. While TWC’s mission is centered on driving economic development, attracting and connecting world-class talent and supporting water-focused technology innovation, its larger goal is to help secure freshwater resources for the world by driving solutions to the numerous industries that need and use a large amount of water.
While these companies might not consider themselves in the water business, virtually every industry – consumer brands, manufacturing, agriculture, food and beverage processing, pharmaceuticals, electronics and construction – needs freshwater to exist. TWC is the epicenter of global freshwater connectivity and is uniquely positioned to liaison between companies that develop water solutions and these water-using businesses that need water management tools.
TWC achieves its goals through convening global water leaders and water-users, showcasing and supporting its members from 20 U.S. states and 10 countries and offering more than a dozen initiatives designed to provide resources, programming and networking opportunities to businesses, engineers, entrepreneurs, utilities, government agencies, academia and NGOs. Established in 2009, the driving force behind The Water Council’s success is the vibrant spirit of collaboration between public, private and academic sectors with a strong, shared commitment to finding new solutions to critical global water challenges.
“I prefer to have Danish companies go to a smaller city like Milwaukee, versus the very large cities, because of the concentrated water technology support system available.”
–Consul General Jakob Andersen, Consulate General of Denmark in Chicago
Hear more about how water technology is making waves in Wisconsin from our President & CEO, Dean Amhaus.