Milwaukee, once known primarily for its manufacturing and brewing companies, has recently gained attention for its dominance in a different sector – the city has become one of the world’s most significant hubs for water research.

“Implausible as it might sound, Milwaukee is transforming itself from a dying industrial center into a technology mecca – a water technology mecca,” wrote Joann Muller in a 2013 Forbes article titled “The Capital of Water.”

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