Reports from the field: Restoring our River’s Edge

Freshwater Guest Blogger By: Maddie Zopp, Director of Research and Conservation, Riveredge Nature Center Hands-on water quality education programs have been a cornerstone of the educational offerings of Riveredge Nature Center for its entire 49 year history. Each year, over 2,100 students don a pair of waders and explore the macro-invertebrate life and chemical parameters of… 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

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

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

Guest Blogger Vicki Elkin on Fund for Lake Michigan

The Fund for Lake Michigan, created through a legal settlement between environmental groups and three utilities, won two more years of funding last month to support efforts to improve water quality in Lake Michigan and its tributaries. The Wisconsin Public Service Commission voted unanimously in November to allow the three utilities, including We Energies, to… Read More

Fund for Lake Michigan Economic Impact Study Released

Water Council Member, Fund for Lake Michigan, recently released Measuring the Economic Impact of Water Quality Initiatives: A study of the Fund for Lake Michigan an economic impact study by the Fiscal and Economic Research Center and the Institute for Water Business at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. At a time when the costs to improve and restore… Read More