Hitting the Accelerator on Water & Energy

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since The Water Council and our partners were awarded $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a regional innovation engine focused on water and energy resiliency for manufacturers and utilities.

The time has flown by as we grow and refine our engine. And it’s about to start moving even faster, as preliminary proposals are due to NSF in August. I’m extremely proud of the work our Leadership Team of engine partners is doing and extremely thankful for all their time and effort to develop our engine. This truly could not be accomplished without them and all our collaborators. Read on to learn more about that and what else we’re up to this month.

View From Europe: Turning Compliance Into an Advantage

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Growing a business in the United States presents huge opportunities but also poses unique challenges, particularly in the water sector, which is characterized by fragmentation and complexity. Misty Guard, president of consulting firm Regulosity, shares her insight into the regulatory landscape in the U.S. and how companies can navigate the complexities.

A Flurry of Announcements

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Spring has just begun, but we’re already thinking about fall at The Water Council. That’s because we just announced a major change to our annual summit happening Oct. 29 and 30. We also recently announced our BREW 2.0 cohort for 2024 and the opening of our spring Tech Challenge. Learn more in our March newsletter.

15 Years & Growing

It’s hard to believe The Water Council was founded 15 years ago. Today, The Water Council is a world water hub, working with companies and organizations all over the world to solve global water challenges through innovation and stewardship.

15 Years of Where Water Works

This month, The Water Council celebrates 15 years as the hub Where Water Works®. We know there is so much more to come when it comes to solving global water challenges through innovation and water stewardship, but this is a good time to look back at what we’ve accomplished since our founding in 2009.

Growing Our Water Stewardship Work in Europe

We are pleased to announce that we have hired Joe Ferrara, an experienced business development executive, as our senior consultant for WAVE in Europe. Joe will help introduce European organizations to WAVE and contextualize program benefits for operating in Europe, particularly in light of enhanced reporting requirements such as the European Union’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.

Growth & Renewal in 2024

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As we launch into a new year, it’s an exciting time of growth and renewal for The Water Council. Learn how we are growing our NSF Resiliency Engine, innovation programming and water stewardship program in January newsletter.