Automating the ‘how’ in wastewater

Automating the ‘how’ in wastewater OptikTechnik’s technology monitors moisture levels in sludge     By: Taylor Baseheart, Communications Manager for The Water Council   Have you ever wondered about the ‘how’ in treating wastewater? There are many variable factors that affect how facilities treat and disinfect waste especially for combined sewer treatment plants and industrial… Read More

2018 China BlueTech™ Awards Announces MetaMateria and PowerTech Water as Finalist

2018 China BlueTech™ Awards Announces MetaMateria and PowerTech Water as Finalist     By: Taylor Baseheart, Communications Manager for The Water Council   At the 2018 China BlueTech™ Awards, a panel of 7 water/wastewater industry experts selected members of The Water Council, MetaMateria and PowerTech Water, as finalists for their market readiness. The finalists were… Read More

UWM’s Junhong Chen named one of the world’s most impactful researchers

UWM’s Junhong Chen named one of the world’s most impactful researchers Posted by Laura Lotto from the UWM Report on Nov 17, 2017 A UWM distinguished professor has been named one of world’s most cited academic researchers in the field of engineering by Clarivate Analytics, a leading company that monitors scholarly data. Junhong Chen is… 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

Guarding Neighborhoods while Gardening with Stormwater

Milwaukee entrepreneur develops unique idea for stormwater runoff By: Meghan Jensen, VP Marketing & Communications for The Water Council         Earlier this year we selected two winners for the 2017 Pilot Program supported by Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Fund for Lake Michigan and Wells Fargo. The program, now in its third year,… Read More

The age-old question of what’s better, quantity or quality?

Two young companies partner to develop a cement paver for municipalities and landowners to handle massive amounts of stormwater while cleaning it. By: Meghan Jensen, VP Marketing & Communications for The Water Council         Through the support of Wells Fargo, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), and Fund for Lake Michigan, The Water… Read More

“Bourbon Gumbo” findings: #2 was #1

Bourbon Street in New Orleans frequently has stagnant water sitting along the curbs at all hours of the day, rain or shine. Due to the nature and atmosphere of Bourbon Street, some locals refer to this water as “Bourbon Gumbo.” Microbe Detectives decided to investigate. 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