The Global Water Center is a 98,000 sq. ft. (9,104 m2) facility housing water-centric research space for universities, existing water-related companies and accelerator space for new, emerging water technology companies. With more than 30 tenant organizations, the GWC continues to be a magnet for foreign dignitaries, water technology businesses, economic development organizations and students from all levels. The development of the GWC was an important milestone as it established a highly visible headquarter base for The Water Council and a platform to grow Wisconsin’s water technology cluster.

Global Water Center
247 W. Freshwater Way
Milwaukee, WI 53204 USA



Advasec, Inc.: Cybersecurity firm.*

APX10, Inc.: Advanced data analytics to facilitate the digital transformation of wastewater and water utility infrastructure.*

AQUASIGMA Inc. (SIGMADAF Clarifiers): Design and manufacture of dissolved air flotation systems for industrial wastewater treatment.*

Badger Meter: Marketer and manufacturer of products using flow measurement and control technologies.

Beckhoff Automation: Provider of open automation systems used in large-scale water and wastewater treatment systems, processing applications, machine control, robotics, IoT systems and more.

CDM Smith Inc.: Engineering and construction firm providing solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities.

Cimbria Consulting LLC: Management consultancy offering pragmatic solutions to generate economic value for firms in water, agriculture, and renewable energy.*

Corvias Infrastructure Solutions (CIS): Provider of sustainable infrastructure solutions.

Diverge Translational Science Laboratory: Specializes in the development and performance of tissue-based testing to improve the understanding and pace of treatment development for genetic diseases.

ECT/CORROSTOP: Provides anti-corrosion solutions for water tanks and filters.*

Energy Tech Innovations (ETI): Low-cost, water-based gas treatment method that converts biogas into renewable natural gas, a greenhouse gas neutral fuel.*

FRI Corporation: Provides project direction and technical scientific services to assess the importance and sensitivity of  natural heritage systems and features.*

Fund for Lake Michigan: Supports efforts, in particular those in southeastern Wisconsin, that enhance the health of Lake Michigan and its shoreline and tributary river systems.*

Greater Milwaukee Committee: Private, civic nonprofit comprised of C-level executives working toward making Milwaukee a better city to live, learn, work and play.

Greenprint Partners: Green infrastructure consulting and project development firm.*

LCM Funds Real Estate LLC: Private equity real estate company.

The Nature Conservancy: Leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.*

Pipesonic: Uses advanced sonic tools to conduct non-invasive assessment of watermains.*

Plan North Partners: Helping small businesses navigate the design and construction process.

Regulosity, LLC: Assists international and domestic companies to obtain and maintain market access for products worldwide.

Ruekert & Mielke Inc.: Civil engineering, municipal services, site development and GIS/technology solutions.

Scale Up Milwaukee: Developing the entrepreneurial capacity in Milwaukee by bringing together the policies, structures, programs and climate that foster entrepreneurship.

Sloan Valve Company: Manufacturer of water-efficient restroom solutions.

Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission: Metropolitan planning organization and regional planning commission for the seven-county southeastern Wisconsin area.

Stormwater Solutions Engineering LLC: Civil engineering firm specializing in stormwater management planning, green infrastructure, hydraulic analysis and integrated site design.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Industrial Assessment Center: Provides free energy, productivity and waste assessments to small and medium-sized industrial facilities through funding provided by the US Department of Energy.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Institute for Water Business: Developing water business acumen and capacity through education, research, and multi-stakeholder collaboration.*

Vandewalle & Associates: Urban planning and design firm.

Ward 3 Media: Wedding photography and video company.

The Wasmer Company, LLC: Helps manufacturing companies reduce their natural resources use.

The Water Council: A global center dedicated to solving critical water challenges by driving innovation in freshwater technology and advancing water stewardship.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.: As Wisconsin’s lead economic development agency, with more than 600 regional and local partners, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) fosters the cooperation necessary to support job creation and economic growth throughout the state.

Wisconsin Historical Society: One of the largest, most active and most diversified state historical societies in the nation.

Xylem: Provider of pumps, boosters, drives, valves, controllers, water systems and other solutions.

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