Commerce, Climate & Data

Our Water Leaders Summit is only two weeks away! We’ve put together a dynamite slate of discussions for the Oct. 5 and 6 event centered on today’s biggest water headlines, including water scarcity in the West, water’s role in national security, corporate water stewardship and PFAS remediation.

Collaboration is Key at WEFTEC 2021

WEFTEC is a highlight of The Water Council’s year, and though the event looked different in 2021, that fact didn’t change. The Water Council has a strong presence at this year’s event in Chicago, co-sponsoring the Global Center with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation on behalf of the state of Wisconsin.

The Existential Challenge of Our Lifetime

As I write this, we are expecting another day of severe storms and extreme heat in Milwaukee. Is this caused by climate change? It’s hard to say for certain, but we know climate change is here and will get worse, as confirmed by the recent United Nations report. While the news about climate change is alarming, we at The Water Council see a huge opportunity to leverage our work in water innovation, technology and stewardship to make a real impact in the sustainability movement.

Join Our Development Event for Overseas Companies

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I’m pleased to invite you to our second Milwaukee post-WEFTEC business development event for U.K. and European companies October 20-22. We’ve created a thought-provoking agenda to facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas and strategies: from engaging with new, powerful panels to small group discussions featuring water specialists, state government officials, utility partners and industry C-suite executives, and, of course, through personal networking.

Water is Having a Moment: Water Leaders Summit Week 2

Water, as one of Water Leaders Summit panelists said this week, is having a moment. Our discussions this week, much like week one, couldn’t have been timelier. On Tuesday, we talked to Sara Gonzalez-Rothi, senior director for water for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, with a follow-up panel from Emilio Tenuta of Ecolab and Claudia Toussaint of Xylem. As expected, they emphasized over and over how closely water is tied to climate change.

Hear from the White House Adviser on Water

We’re thrilled to announce we will host Sara Gonzalez-Rothi, the first-ever senior director for water on the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), at part of our virtual Water Leaders Summit happening July 20-22 and 27-29. Read on to see the full agenda.