December 2015 Q4 Member Meeting Recap

December 9th marked the final Quarterly Member Meeting of 2015! The afternoon included an introduction to the newly launched Water Council website, remarks from Rockwell leadership, and an in-depth panel discussion examining the impact of water technology in the city, specifically in the Water Technology District located within the Historic Walker’s Point neighborhood. Thank you… Read More

Doors Open Milwaukee 2015

On September 19, the Global Water Center welcomed the community for Doors Open Milwaukee 2015. For those who don’t know, Doors Open Milwaukee is an event that opens the doors to over 150 wonderful buildings free-of-charge to the public –buildings that hold hidden treasures and special stories – from churches to office buildings, theaters to work sites,… Read More

Reed Street Yards Water Feature Set for Start Up

The state-of-the-art water filtration demonstration project at Reed Street Yards is set to start its first season of operation.  The lively water feature pumps dirty canal water through a Watertronics Portable Ultra-Filtration unit, aerates it through a series of cascading streams, then delivers clean water back into the Menomonee Canal.  The system cleans 15,000 gallons of canal water… Read More

Global Water Center receives LEED® Silver certification

The Water Council is thrilled to announce that our Global Water Center, at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Milwaukee, has been awarded LEED® Silver certification. Highlights of the project include a vegetated roofing research laboratory (green roof), consisting of 11 different vegetative roofing prototypes that will be utilized by UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences to determine… Read More

Moving Forward…Rather, Westward: Reed Street Yards

With the Global Water Center grand opening behind us, and space in the building quickly filling up, moving onward, the next step is directly west of the Global Water Center, Reed Street Yards. The Reed Street Yards currently are 15 acres of undeveloped, under-used, former railroad yards. That will soon change as workers clear and… Read More

Water Council Building Launched

Yesterday–with help from Gov. Walker, Mayor Barrett and County Executive Abele and other dignitaries– the Water Council launched the renovation of the Water Council Building at 223 W. Pittsburgh in the city’s Historic Walker’s Point neighborhood. The event featured several speakers including Governor Scott Walker, with over 100 people in attendance. The new building will house… Read More