The idea that Milwaukee could someday become the hub for the world’s freshwater technology innovations has been talked about enough that it seems that it’s a long-held belief by community leaders.
The truth is, the concerted effort toward that end is less than a decade old. While several names are associated with it, the water hub is most closely linked with Rich Meeusen, the CEO of Milwaukee-based Badger Meter.
Meeusen and his work are the subject of an in-depth feature in the February issue of Milwaukee Magazine. Reporter Rich Rovito says some of this water talk has come to fruition, but much remains hydrologic hype.