WISRAN selected as a most promising Ag startup by UC-Davis

BREW ACCELERATOR COMPANY TO PITCH AT UC-DAVIS INNOVATION SHOWCASE By Meghan Jensen, VP Marketing & Communications for The Water Council In November of 2014, Arsalan Lodhi used his guiding passion to help customers improve profits and founded WISRAN, an Agtech company providing live farming intelligence through a platform that measures time variations of farming activities… Read More

Rock the Green—why sustainability matters

Rock the Green is a sustainability festival featuring world-class music, eco-education and near-zero waste efforts at Reed Street Yards, in the Historic Walker’s Point neighborhood, on Saturday, September 17th, from 1pm-11pm. Its mission is to educate, empower and inspire the community to take actionable steps to live sustainably through a combination of engagement and entertainment… Read More

Kevin Shafer, 2016 Policymaker of the Year Award

Kevin Shafer is a champion of the Milwaukee River watershed. As Executive Director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District, Kevin has fostered a cooperative relationship between the district and a wide range of public and private conservation partners. His leadership has resulted in the implementation of cost effective, creative solutions for reducing water runoff and… Read More

Wisconsin featured in United Airline’s in-flight magazine

In its Global Risks 2015 report, the World Economic Forum rated water crises as the greatest risk facing the planet today, in terms of impact. Humans, plants and animals all need clean water to live, while access also has deep ramifications for global security and the economy—a 2014 survey by the Pacific Institute and VOX… 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


The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution, this week welcomed The Water Council to the OPIC Partners Program. The Milwaukee-based Water Council aligns the world’s freshwater industry and research communities to promote access to water technology and innovation as a key pillar of economic development. As a participant in the… Read More


Veolia, The Water Council and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announce mentorship program to attract entrepreneurs  MILWAUKEE,  April 16, 2015 –  Veolia, The Water Council and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation have reached an agreement to launch a national competition to support entrepreneurship and economic development while fostering sustainability efforts in the field of water…. Read More