Wisconsin Delegation to Israel Returns Home After Successful Trade Mission

WISCONSIN DELEGATION TO ISRAEL RETURNS HOME AFTER SUCCESSFUL TRADE MISSION Posted by the WEDC  on Nov 2, 2017 Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Secretary and CEO Mark R. Hogan, and the rest of the 16-member Wisconsin delegation are returning to Wisconsin Thursday after a successful trade mission to Israel that focused on developing… Read More

The Water Council Receives Economic Development Award from IEDC

THE WATER COUNCIL RECEIVES EXCELLENCE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARD FROM INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL The Water Council of Milwaukee, WI, received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for its BREW Accelerator program. The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 27, during the IEDC… Read More

NOAA launches America’s first national water forecast model

New tool hailed as a game changer for predicting floods, informing water-related decisions NOAA and its partners have developed a new forecasting tool to simulate how water moves throughout the nation’s rivers and streams, paving the way for the biggest improvement in flood forecasting the country has ever seen. Launched today and run on NOAA’s… Read More

Kevin Shafer, 2016 Policymaker of the Year Award

Kevin Shafer is a champion of the Milwaukee River watershed. As Executive Director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District, Kevin has fostered a cooperative relationship between the district and a wide range of public and private conservation partners. His leadership has resulted in the implementation of cost effective, creative solutions for reducing water runoff and… Read More

BREW Accelerator spin-off buys parent company in new deal

Empowering Emerging Talent MeterHero, a BREW Accelerator winner, was recently purchased by its spin-off company, STEMhero. STEMhero empowers students around the country through its web-based platform and curriculum to make their own personal data the foundation of their STEM learning. Students implement and measure behaviors and technologies related to water, energy, and health within their school,… Read More

The Water Council’s website receives design award

Business Marketing Association 2016 Bell Award Winner The best of the best in B2B marketing practices were recognized at the 2016 BMA Milwaukee Bell Awards ceremony, held Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Harley Davidson Museum. The Bell Awards are the premier, annual marketing awards competition in southeastern Wisconsin celebrating work that worked. The Water… Read More

Apply Now – BREW Accelerator Program

The Water Council is seeking the most-promising, most-innovative, most-beneficial, and most-importantly, most-impactful water technologies. The entrepreneurs and startups developing these water solutions are invited to apply to the BREW Accelerator, now in its fourth year, by April 16, 2016. Apply Here Up to 6 selected winners receive: Capital and access to follow-on investments Physical ecosystem Business training and mentorship Access… Read More

Milwaukee Commits to a Sustainable Water Future at White House Water Summit

In a press release issued by the White House today leading up to the 1st White House Water Summit, Milwaukee is recognized with five measurable commitments to advance water innovation. The Water Council, City of Milwaukee, Alliance for Water Stewardship – North America, and ThinkWater were included in the White House Fact Sheet: Working Together… Read More

Wisconsin featured in United Airline’s in-flight magazine

In its Global Risks 2015 report, the World Economic Forum rated water crises as the greatest risk facing the planet today, in terms of impact. Humans, plants and animals all need clean water to live, while access also has deep ramifications for global security and the economy—a 2014 survey by the Pacific Institute and VOX… Read More

White House Water Summit – Call to Action!

Dear Water Council Members & Partners, On March 22, 2016, the Administration will host a White House Water Summit to raise awareness of water issues in the United States, and to catalyze ideas and action plans to build a sustainable and secure water future through innovative solutions. This event, which builds on the December 15, 2015 White House Roundtable… Read More