Green Irrigation Solution

The Mitchell Park Conservatory, more widely known as the Mitchell Park Domes, has been an iconic destination within the Milwaukee County Park System since 1959. Recently the site that hosts the Domes has undergone a massive construction project as a result of a freeway expansion in Milwaukee that displaced the county parks’ existing greenhouses. This provided an… Read More

Water Council Receives National TBED Award

The Water Council is truly honored to have been awarded the 2015 Excellence in Technology Based Economic Development (TBED) “Improving Competitiveness of Existing Industries” Award during  the State Science & Technology Institute’s (SSTI) Annual Conference in Oklahoma City. More than 250 local, regional and national leaders in economic development from 43 states, Ontario, Canada and… Read More

The Water Council Receives Cluster Grant Under the U.S. Commerce Department’s Regional Innovation Strategies Program

The Water Council Receives Cluster Grant Under the U.S. Commerce Department’s Regional Innovation Strategies Program [Milwaukee, WI] —U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that The Water Council is among the first 26 recipients of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies program grants. The Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program, which is being run by the… Read More

Water Council commends Senate Committee on passage of the Nexus of Water & Energy Sustainability Act of 2014

MILWAUKEE, November 14 – The Water Council expresses continued support for S. 1971, the Nexus of Energy and Water for Sustainability Act of 2014, which was passed by the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources yesterday, November 13. This bipartisan bill, introduced by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) and cosponsored… Read More

U.S. Small Business Administration selects The Water Council for Regional Innovation Cluster Award

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 30 – U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced today that The Water Council has been selected as one of four new Regional Innovation Cluster awardees, adding to its portfolio of high-performing regional innovation networks across the country. These cluster initiatives focus on the most effective approaches to linking small businesses… Read More

The Water Council & Members Win Wisconsin Innovation Awards

On the second day of Investments in Water Innovation Week, The Water Council attended the Wisconsin Innovation Awards (WIA) in Madison, WI as part of the Forward Technology Festival. The Water Council’s BREW Accelerator program was nominated for its innovative approach to cluster development by incorporating the country’s only vertical accelerator solely dedicated to addressing global… Read More

Small Business, Big Investment: JPMorgan Chase & Co. Announces $30 Million to Help Entrepreneur Networks

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 22, 2014 – JPMorgan Chase & Co. today launched Small Business ForwardSM, a five-year, $30 million grant program to boost small business support networks that help growing enterprises in specific industries. Small Business Forward connects entrepreneurs with critical resources to help their businesses grow, create jobs and strengthen communities. Small businesses can… Read More