As climate change, contamination and population continue to endanger the global freshwater supply, our freshwater becomes more and more valuable. Where oil was the commodity of the 20th century, water will dominate in the 21st. Places with fresh water will flourish as climate change shifts weather patterns and droughts become more common.

Wisconsin’s forward-thinking, centuries-long connection to water has led Wisconsin to emerge as an unexpected leader in water technology, water stewardship and the fight for survival in the national water crisis. Leaders across Wisconsin are moving forward to keep the state at the forefront of water technology for decades to come.

Read more about how Wisconsin is leading the nation in freshwater, and how The Water Council is contributing to that, in Curb Magazine.