A rising tide
lifts all boats
- According to an old saying made famous by John F. Kennedy


To align the regional freshwater research community and water-related industries to establish the Milwaukee region as the World Water Hub for water research, economic development, and education.

Leadership Vision

Be the globally connected epicenter for freshwater research, innovation, education, and business development.

Co-Chair Letter

With the support of our members, contributors, and new international partners, The Water Council advanced its global leadership in 2014 with new programming, funding, and talent to steer a course for our water network to be at the forefront of an increasingly competitive global water market.

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Leadership Vision

The Leadership Strategic Vision is a high-level, opportunity-driven vision designed to communicate The Water Council’s trajectory and key next directions. The role of the strategic framework is to sharpen the focus of The Water Council going forward.

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New Partnership

In 2014, The Water Council formed a new partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) to document the water renaissance happening in Wisconsin they believe will shape the economic future of the state.

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In the News

Coca-Cola spotlights Water Council as innovator turning the tide on global water crisis

More than 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water and approximately 2.5 billion don’t have adequate sanitation, making billions vulnerable to disease and other development challenges.

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Delta Sky magazine acknowledges Water Council’s creative approach

Depending on whom you ask, the drought that has plagued California since 2012 is the worst since the gold rush, the worst in 500 years or possibly the worst ever.

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Huffington Post recognizes blue tech startup scene in Milwaukee

Successful innovators are the people who see a demand before it arises and develop the technology required to meet it.

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Global Water Center Nears Capacity

The Global Water Center is a state-of-the-art water business and research accelerator located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the heart of the most densely populated water-technology business cluster in the United States.

Read about the cornerstone of the World Water Hub

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