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

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

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

Creating a Borderless Water Hub

Since mid-2014, The Water Council has amped up efforts to create a borderless international innovation network to promote the sharing of water solutions among technology clusters worldwide. Working behind the scenes to secure strategic partnerships with other leading international water technology clusters in Leeuwarden, Netherlands and Montpellier, France, has set the stage for the creation of a… Read More

Application Process Now Open for Water Council Pilot Program

Transferring water research from the lab with a working prototype, to real world pilot sites The Water Council is now accepting applications for its Pilot Program which is designed to help transfer research from the lab with a working prototype, to real world pilot project demonstration sites for practical application. The Program will support businesses… Read More

Online Water Research and Collaboration Ecosystem to Launch at International Water Technology Show

  The Water Council and the innovationExchange rollout the Global Water Port – the most comprehensive tool of its kind. In conjunction with its participation at WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference taking place in Chicago Sept. 26-30, The Water Council will launch the Global Water Port (, an online research… Read More

The Water Council celebrates new Pilot Program

Please join Wells Fargo, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), Fund for Lake Michigan, The Water Council, and special guest Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (invited) in announcing partner funding towards the Pilot Program, a new initiative lead by The Water Council. The Pilot Program will strengthen relationships between new product development and Water Council members with demonstration… Read More