After his return from Washington, D.C, The Water Council announced that its President and CEO, Dean Amhaus, participated in the opening “Technology as a Solution” panel for a roundtable at the White House focused on water innovation that was held on December 15th. David E J Garman PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor Water Technology R&D, Founding Dean School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee also attended the invite-only roundtable.

The White House Roundtable on Water Innovation aimed to challenge stakeholders to increase innovation and investments in water technologies; a topic that has been garnering increased attention and support in Milwaukee for nearly a decade through the leadership of The Water Council and companies such as A. O. Smith Corporation and Badger Meter. Amhaus commended the President and the White House for elevating the priority of water innovation within the Administration, “It is clear that water quality and quantity issues are gaining increasing national and international attention. The White House is now ratcheting up its engagement.”

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