MILWAUKEE – In conjunction with the White House Water Summit, Mayor Tom Barrett announced that the International Water Association (IWA) is establishing its North American Regional Office at the Global Water Center in Milwaukee. The IWA is the leading global network of water professionals working to deliver equitable and sustainable water management worldwide.

Milwaukee’s academic and industry expertise, coupled with The Water Council’s leadership, strongly influenced the IWA’s decision to expand its support for North America’s water professionals and locating in the world’s fastest growing water hub.

“As ‘America’s Water Centric City,’ Milwaukee is fueling the water innovation marketplace through world-class collaborative partnerships between industry, universities and government,” said Mayor Barrett, a member of The Water Council’s Board of Directors. “It became clear after the IWA Board of Directors met in Milwaukee in June 2014 that it makes sense to unite the world’s most important professional water association with the world’s leading water technology cluster.”

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