2017 World Water Cities Forum Summary

2017 World Water Cities Forum Summary  By Amy Jensen, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operations Officer In September 2017, I had the honor of representing both The Water Council and the City of Milwaukee at the 2017 World Water Cities Forum (WWCF) held in Gyeongju City, South Korea. The forum, hosted by Mayor Kwon Young-jin… Read More

Road to Global Entrepreneur Summit begins in MKE

 Road to Global Entrepreneurship Summit: Milwaukee Milwaukee will garner national and international attention in November as it hosts the “Road to GES.” Milwaukee was selected as one of three principal U.S. cities to help raise awareness in the lead up to the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India on November 28-30, 2017. Milwaukee… Read More

Seven Countries Seven U.S. States

SEVEN COUNTRIES, SEVEN U.S. STATES AND SEVEN WISCONSIN COMMUNITIES By: Meghan Jensen, VP Marketing & Communications While 20,000 water quality professionals were recently in Chicago for the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Technical Exhibition & Conference, we teamed up with WEF to host a tour of Milwaukee’s water-centric city and a networking lunch with Water Council… Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. WATER POLICY EVENT SUMMARY

WASHINGTON, D.C. WATER POLICY EVENT SUMMARY By: Dean Amhaus, President & CEO, The Water Council On September 6, 2017, we had the pleasure of partnering with A. O. Smith Corporation, world-leading manufacturer of water heaters and boilers headquartered in Milwaukee, to host our first water policy event in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Capitol called “Fostering… Read More

Top 10 Takeaways from the Water Leaders Summit

KEY INSIGHTS FROM THE FRONT LINE By: Scott Propp, Dentro Consulting LLC Water is the new key to security. I just had the privilege of attending and leading a panel at the 10th annual Water Leaders Summit held in Milwaukee on May 23 & 24th.  This year’s big idea, “A Secure Future Needs Water,” brought together… Read More

Forced to turn off the water to its campus

Three months ago, Brad Ives, the associate vice chancellor at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill for utility services, faced the kind of phone call that’s almost unimaginable: His county water utility told him the university had to stop using water. A cascade of problems forced UNC-CH to turn off water to its campus… Read More

Business as usual will simply not work for our planet

Deep inside some big water projects around the world, like the newly opened desal plant in San Diego, and the legendary desal plants in Perth, Australia, is Dow water technology. Snehal Desai heads Dow’s water and process solutions group, which makes a lot of the guts of sophisticated water systems — reverse osmosis technology, ion-exchange… Read More

“We made a desalination revolution in Israel”

“…Not only to realize that we needed to do it, but to actually do it,” said Uri Shani, inventor and entrepreneur in agriculture and water technologies and retired general manager and chairman of the Israeli Governmental Water & Sewer Authority. For five years, Uri Shani was the head of Israel’s Water Authority, presiding over a… Read More

Water sustains all life.

We ignore its security at our peril. Kathleen Ferris was a 28-year-old legislative aide in the Arizona Senate when she was tapped to be the executive director of the Arizona Groundwater Study Commission. “I tried to find someone else to take the job,” she says, “and no one would.” After months of wrangling, that group… Read More