The Water Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and global hub dedicated to solving critical global water challenges by driving freshwater innovation and advancing water stewardship.

leaders in innovation & stewardship

The Water Council is the only nonprofit globally that offers comprehensive leadership drawing from our unique position at the epicenter of water innovation and water stewardship. Our ability to combine technology innovation and strong stewardship is imperative to solving global water crises.

From our foundation of expertise and unique programming, we nurture emerging technologies, pilot stewardship best practices and connect both to the users who need them. Our dual focus gives us an unparalleled perspective on the needs of all types of water users, the direction of the water technology industry and   the latest in emerging innovation, making us an international thought leader in water and applied solutions.

world water hub

The Water Council grew out of more than a century of water innovation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Sitting on the shores of the Great Lakes, the world’s largest surface freshwater system, Milwaukee has earned a reputation as the freshwater technology capital of the U.S. From our headquarters at the Global Water Center, The Water Council harnesses the economic potential of Milwaukee’s water technology hub while addressing the vital task of conserving the world’s precious freshwater.

Over the years, our network has grown beyond Milwaukee to cover the U.S. and the world. Our 150 members represent every facet of the water industry, from innovative startups to established corporate leaders, along with companies outside the water sector that support our innovation and stewardship mission. We have more than 30 international partners around the globe.

The driving force behind our success is the spirit of collaboration between public and private sectors and a shared commitment to finding innovative solutions to critical global water issues.

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