The Obama Administration decided to spotlight the importance of water challenges facing communities and regions across the United States, by hosting, Tuesday, the first-ever White House Summit.

Dean Amhaus is adding his perspective to the conversation. He’s executive director of The Water Council.

The Water Council and the City of Milwaukee also announced Tuesday that the International Water Association – or IWA – hand-picked Milwaukee as its North American Regional Office is significant.

Amhaus says IWA is the largest professional organization for water professionals in the world.

“They’re headquartered in the Hague and London. They have offices in China and Africa. They have six offices I believe and Milwaukee will be its North American office. This will become their base of operation within the United States and Canada to build up their membership,” Amhaus says.

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