Expanding Our Role to Improve Access to Clean Freshwater Around the World While Continuing to Strengthen Our Economy at Home

Active, innovative members have always been the core driving force for The Water Council’s growing success and recognition. I invite you to become a part of this energy. Much like the story of many of our members, we have grown from a small, startup organization of volunteers nearly ten years ago, to a global, thriving epicenter for water research, innovation, education, and business development.

With the introduction of the ICE (Innovation Commercialization Exchange) Institute during the 2016 Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), the next evolution of The Water Council has arrived. Over the last ten months, we have worked diligently with expert volunteers, Vandewalle & Associates, and our Board of Directors to develop the ICE Institute, which aggregates, evaluates, and connects emerging technologies that address water issues across a wide range of industries including utilities, agriculture, and all manufacturers.

In conjunction with the development of the ICE Institute, our membership structure went through a complete overhaul adding opportunities with the Water Equipment & Policy Research Center, Alliance for Water Stewardship – North America, International Water Association, and Water Centric Cities Initiative to name a few. There is no better time than now for you and your organization to increase your involvement with The Water Council.

We listened to our members who sought lower membership levels while still maintaining the opportunities for engagement with The Water Council. At the same time, we significantly increased the value proposition for members seeking unparalleled information on ground-breaking water technologies. This new membership structure was thoughtfully created so that you can select from specific tiers that best suit your business needs and budget. Whether you prefer to receive custom technology matchmaking, exclusive access to global delegations, a drop-in desk in Global Water Center II, or connections to our talent development and research network, you decide how in-depth and invested you want to be.

We are confident that this new structure with the introduction of the ICE Institute will mark a new era for “your” organization, and further elevate our water cluster to even greater heights.

Together, we have the opportunity to not only be a powerful force of business and economic development, but an agent of global change that can help improve the human condition around the world.

In many respects, our development, growth, and accomplishments make it the right time for the natural transformation to The Water Council 2.0. We hope that you will join us, as we look forward to the journey ahead.

Explore membership benefits PDF and visit our membership page to learn more about TWC 2.0.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is TWC membership changing?
Over the last few years, we have been thinking and talking about how to develop a new structure that best accommodates the needs of our members, adds value, and includes tangible benefits. We are very pleased to rollout this new structure after deep development over the last ten months that allows you to select the level of engagement your organization wishes to have.

How much will my new membership cost?
It depends on the level you select upon joining The Water Council. The new tier system is designed to provide a variety of tangible benefits based on your business objectives and budget.

How do I become a member?
Contact Isaiah Perez, Member Services & Development Coordinator, at to explore your membership objectives and options. Once a member, you can upgrade your membership at any time.

Is there a membership level for startups?
Yes, we have added a category specifically for startups including benefits and pricing conducive to launching new businesses.

Is there a membership level for individuals?
The Water Council has always focused on business, technology, and talent development. Individuals looking to engage with The Water Council are encouraged to join with their affiliated organization at one of the new tiers. Students that are affiliated with a university member have access to membership benefits through their school’s member level.

What kind of benefits can I expect if I’m not located in Milwaukee?
The Water Council is an international organization, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with members and partners that span the globe. Many of our programs are designed to serve businesses across the country and world, through the BREW Accelerator, Global Water Port, ICE Institute, Alliance for Water Stewardship, or Global Water Center I & II, we strive to serve a global water community. If you wish to locate to Milwaukee, we have both short-term and long-term space dedicated to companies looking to transplant their organizations into Milwaukee’s water technology cluster.

Where can I find more information on the new structure?
The complete list of membership tiers and benefits can be found in the links above, and on the membership page of our website.

What do I have to do next?
Review the new membership benefits structure and contact us if you have any questions, or to begin your membership with The Water Council.

How do I get involved with the ICE Institute?
Contact Dr. David Garman, Chief Technology Officer, at to become a founding member of the ICE Institute and receive special pricing and exposure.

Dr. David Garman

Chief Technology Officer


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