The Water Council commends the President for submitting a budget proposal that directs $300M toward the development of new solutions that will help address our nation’s challenges with respect to water quality and quantity issues.

“We applaud the White House for putting a spotlight on water technology innovation,” said Jim Stern, executive vice president for A. O. Smith Corporation and Chair of The Water Council Board’s Advocacy Committee. “Since 2007, we have been advocating for a world where investments in water technology are elevated to the same level as other industries. Milwaukee’s strength, history, and unique spirit of collaboration in water innovation complement the President’s proposal.”

With over 200 water technology companies, and 20 academic institutions with water-based curriculum, global delegations have been flocking to Milwaukee’s World Water Hub each year to witness and take notes on a successful public-private partnership in water technology that is spurring innovation.

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