Bringing academic institutions, talent, and industry together

The Water Council has strategically partnered with key academic institutions in the southeast Wisconsin region to train talent that will become future water leaders of tomorrow and accelerate research partnerships for our Members. The Council played an integral role in the development of the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, the only graduate level program in the United States and one of three in the world specifically dedicated to the study of freshwater. HEAR more about the School of Freshwater Sciences.

Research Institutions & Academic Programs focused on Water

Water Council Academic PartneRS

Carroll University
Carthage College
Concordia University – Wisconsin
Gateway Technical College*
Marquette University*
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee Area Technical College
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee*
University of Wisconsin – Parkside*
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater*
Waukesha County Technical College

*Water Council Student Chapters


Do you have a research or academic program focused on freshwater? Join our list of academic members. Contact Isaiah Perez, Membership Manager, at for more information.

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