Water Stewardship 101

If you’ve been paying attention to The Water Council lately, you’ve probably heard the term “water stewardship” a lot. In fact, it’s a core part of our mission to solve global water challenges by driving freshwater innovation and advancing water stewardship. But what does water stewardship mean, anyway?

Collaboration is Key at WEFTEC 2021

WEFTEC is a highlight of The Water Council’s year, and though the event looked different in 2021, that fact didn’t change. The Water Council has a strong presence at this year’s event in Chicago, co-sponsoring the Global Center with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation on behalf of the state of Wisconsin.

Seeking Water Champions

At The Water Council, we love to convene, connect and showcase our members. But this can leave out companies that aren’t part of the water technology sector but still want to support our mission of driving freshwater innovation and advancing water stewardship. That’s where our new Water Champion initiative comes in.

Seeking Water Tech Solutions

Application is now open for our fall 2021 Tech Challenge! Our Tech Challenge connects water innovators to innovative water users. Our corporate sponsors — A. O. Smith, Badger Meter, Watts Water Technologies and Xylem — issue challenge topics. Applicants are invited from all over the world and all areas of innovation — universities, business, government labs and more — to submit their solutions.

The Existential Challenge of Our Lifetime

As I write this, we are expecting another day of severe storms and extreme heat in Milwaukee. Is this caused by climate change? It’s hard to say for certain, but we know climate change is here and will get worse, as confirmed by the recent United Nations report. While the news about climate change is alarming, we at The Water Council see a huge opportunity to leverage our work in water innovation, technology and stewardship to make a real impact in the sustainability movement.