Roaring Through a Milwaukee Summer

Last weekend, Milwaukee hosted thousands of motorcycle riders from around the world for a celebration of Harley-Davidson’s 120th anniversary. It reminded us at The Water Council that our Water Leaders Summit, happening at the Harley-Davidson Museum, is coming up soon. Learn more about the summit, the Asian Development Bank Roadshow, our WEFTEC plans and more in our July newsletter.

Diving Into Innovation, Stewardship & Resiliency Work

Things are literally “BREWing” at The Water Council! We just completed “Milwaukee Week” for participants in our BREW 2.0 Post-Accelerator, plus we are busy planning our Water Leaders Summit and Asian Development Bank Roadshow in September. And did I mention our NSF Regional Innovation Engine planning? More on all those topics in our newsletter.

Now’s the Time

With the arrival of April, we welcome the first virtual training sessions for our 2023 BREW 2.0 cohort and announce an exciting partnership with one of Milwaukee’s legacy global corporations.

Water is on the Agenda

In just one week, I’ll join our vice president of water stewardship, Matt Howard, on a trip to New York City for the UN 2023 Water Conference. We have officially submitted a commitment to the UN’s Water Action Agenda. We believe our unique focus on connecting water stewardship and water technology will help industrial water users from across the world both improve their material water risks and make an impact on several sustainable development goals, particularly SDG 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Learn about more of our upcoming events and activities in our March newsletter.

A World Focused on Water

Bridge with large yellow arch over icy lake at dusk

The groundhog might have seen his shadow (for our overseas friends, that indicates six more weeks of winter), but spring is quickly approaching from where I sit as the days get longer and warmer. For instance, it’s hard to believe that the 2023 United Nations Water Conference is just over a month away. This is the first UN conference focused on water in more than 40 years, so it’s bound to be a vital event.

A Year of Water Crises & Solutions

When we look back at 2022, we might see it as the year the world finally took notice of the rapid and dramatic escalation of critical water challenges. But I remain optimistic about our abilities to solve and adapt to these challenges as I watch our members develop new water technologies and adopt water stewardship best practices to use water more wisely and reduce operational risks.

Commerce, Climate & Data

Our Water Leaders Summit is only two weeks away! We’ve put together a dynamite slate of discussions for the Oct. 5 and 6 event centered on today’s biggest water headlines, including water scarcity in the West, water’s role in national security, corporate water stewardship and PFAS remediation.