Two of Milwaukee’s top water experts called for stronger national support of water technologies and innovation during a roundtable discussion held on Tuesday at the White House. Dean Amhaus, president and chief executive officer of The Water Council, and David Garman, Ph.D., founding dean of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences attended the invite-only White House Roundtable on Water Innovation.

The event aimed to ramp up innovation and investments in water technologies. Amhaus applauded President Barack Obama and his administration for prioritizing water innovation. “It is clear that water quality and quantity issues are gaining increasing national international attention,” Amhaus said in a statement. “The White House is now ratcheting up its engagement.”

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