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

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

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