Nation’s leading water technology cluster heeds the call for water commitments during 1st White House Water Summit
Milwaukee, WI – As part of the first White House Water Summit held today in conjunction with the United Nations World Water Day, Milwaukee announced five measurable commitments to help advance water innovation. The Water Council, City of Milwaukee, Alliance for Water Stewardship – North America, and ThinkWater were included in the White House Fact Sheet, highlighting the commitments made today by over 150 organizations from across the United States.
In December 2015, the Administration issued a call-to-action to external institutions from all sectors to take new, specific, and measurable steps to address key water issues, such as drought and flooding; water availability and quality; water-use efficiency; water security; ecosystem requirements; or others, to ensure access to safe and reliable drinking water for future generations.
“It has become increasingly important to develop and implement innovative, long-term strategies to ensure access to freshwater for all Americans, when and where it is needed,” said Dean Amhaus, president and CEO of The Water Council. “The inclusion of commitments from Milwaukee in the official White House Water Fact Sheet today further showcases the region’s stance as a public steward and proponent for the ongoing development of freshwater solutions.”