NOAA launches America’s first national water forecast model

New tool hailed as a game changer for predicting floods, informing water-related decisions NOAA and its partners have developed a new forecasting tool to simulate how water moves throughout the nation’s rivers and streams, paving the way for the biggest improvement in flood forecasting the country has ever seen. Launched today and run on NOAA’s… Read More

Green Irrigation Solution

The Mitchell Park Conservatory, more widely known as the Mitchell Park Domes, has been an iconic destination within the Milwaukee County Park System since 1959. Recently the site that hosts the Domes has undergone a massive construction project as a result of a freeway expansion in Milwaukee that displaced the county parks’ existing greenhouses. This provided an… 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

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 (www.globalwaterport.com), an online research… Read More

The Water Council Receives Cluster Grant Under the U.S. Commerce Department’s Regional Innovation Strategies Program

The Water Council Receives Cluster Grant Under the U.S. Commerce Department’s Regional Innovation Strategies Program [Milwaukee, WI] —U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that The Water Council is among the first 26 recipients of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies program grants. The Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program, which is being run by the… Read More

The Water Council & Members Win Wisconsin Innovation Awards

On the second day of Investments in Water Innovation Week, The Water Council attended the Wisconsin Innovation Awards (WIA) in Madison, WI as part of the Forward Technology Festival. The Water Council’s BREW Accelerator program was nominated for its innovative approach to cluster development by incorporating the country’s only vertical accelerator solely dedicated to addressing global… Read More

The Water Council featured in USGLC’s 2014 Innovations in Smart Power Initiative

The Water Council is pleased to announce that we have been selected as one of 30 leading American innovators for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s (USGLC) 2014 Innovations in Smart Power Initiative. The Innovations in Smart Power is an initiative spotlighting American businesses and non-governmental  organizations (NGOs) partnering with the government to take on the… Read More

Global Freshwater Seed Accelerator to bring water technology startups to Wisconsin

 The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation  (WEDC), in partnership with The Water Council, announced today that four freshwater technology startups have been selected to participate in a first-of-its-kind Global Freshwater Seed Accelerator Program. The companies include Microbe Detectives (Madison), Vegetal i.D. (France), H2O Score (Milwaukee) and Noah Technologies (Port Washington). The six-month accelerator program, scheduled to… Read More