The Water Council Tide / October 2015


SSTI 2015
Annual Conference

October 26-28

H2O Speed

October 29

AWS International
Water Stewardship 

November 12-13

Fliteway Technologies, Inc. is a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of integrated environmental remediation systems, industrial control panels, and custom fabricator of steel, stainless steel and aluminum products.

POW! "emPowering Opportunities in Water" launched to reward new ideas and approaches for improving sustainability and resiliency efforts in the water and clean tech industries. 
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Milwaukee's Water Technology District Spurs $211.6 Million in Development

A new economic investment analysis of the Water Technology District in Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood found that $211.6 million worth of development has occurred since 2012 when it became the epicenter of water technology and freshwater researchRead More

Water Council Member Engagement at AquaTech 2015

Will you or your company be attending the upcoming AquaTech 2015 conference? If so, contact Meghan Jensen, The Water Council’s Director of Marketing & Membership, at Read More

The Water Council Partners in New Clean and Sustainable Water Competition for Water Tech Startups

The Water Council, in collaboration with Veolia and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, launched a national competition, entitled "Pow! emPowering Opportunities in Water”, to reward new ideas and approaches for improving sustainability and resiliency efforts in the water and clean tech industries. Read More

Seeking Applications for Pilot Deployment Program

The Water Council has opened the application process for its Pilot Deployment Program, which helps businesses of all sizes as they advance their research and prototypes into products ready for market. Apply by October 30th. Apply

Test Bed Network and Facility Directory

Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is developing a National Water Resource Recovery Facility Test Bed Network and Directory to connect researchers, new technology providers, and other innovators in the water sector with test facilities appropriate for their needs. Read More

Milwaukee Mayor Signs Water Deal with Mayor of Daegu, South Korea

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Mayor Youngjin Kwon of the Metropolitan City of Daegu, South Korea, signed a cooperative agreement focused on furthering development of each city’s water cluster. Read More

Milwaukee's World Water Hub Attracts International Visitors 

International guests from over 14 countries visited Milwaukee to tour key sites of the city's World Water Hub, including the Global Water Center, Reed Street Yards and the School of Freshwater Sciences. View More

Online Water Research and Collaboration Tool Launched

The Global Water Port, an online research and collaboration powerhouse—and the most comprehensive water ecosystem of its kind—developed to enhance connectivity within the water technology sector and among those interested in finding solutions to water-related challenges, is now live! Discover More

New NSF-WERF Collaborative Funding Opportunity: Intensification and Resource Recovery

WERF and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will collaborate to support research and technology development and demonstration for intensification and resource recovery at wastewater facilities. Up to $3 million in funding is anticipated over the next four years for this research effort. Apply

Pellucid Water Uses Cold Plasma for More Efficient Wastewater Decontamination

Milwaukee-based Pellucid Water LLC has developed a way to reuse removed sediment from wastewater. Their cold plasma technique separates water from its waste particles, or effluent, which allows the effluent to be recycled. Read More

BizTimes: Global Water Center Already a Huge Success

In the two years since opening, the seven-story, 98,000-square-foot Global Water Center has become 99% occupied. In fact, 45 water-related organizations are currently housed at the building, in Milwaukee’s Historic Walker’s Point neighborhood. Read More

EPA Urban Waters Small Grants Program Requests Proposals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals for projects that advance EPA’s water quality and environmental justice goals. Apply

New Water Council Members

The Water Council welcomes new corporate members Fliteway Technologies, Inc., Marlo Incorporated, and Panoptic LLC to our dynamic network! Interested in becoming a member? Learn More

As described in a recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, the Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) and The Water Council have announced a joint project to develop an industry roadmap for the Energy/Water Nexus (EWN). The goal of the partnership will be to develop a strategic roadmap and action plan for the Midwest Region to become a national and international industry leader in this market. Discover More
Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) – North America will host a training session of the AWS Standard in Arizona this November. Participants who successfully finish both days of training will earn a certificate of completion from AWS. Learn More 
Welcome new BREW Coach John Tillotson. He is a seasoned startup executive selected by The Water Council as a coach for its BREW accelerator program. John is an accomplished water technology executive with a unique specialization involving the convergence of water, information and data communications technologies. He is an expert at building winning brands, and commercializing disruptive innovations with industry leaders such as Nalco, Qualcomm, Verizon and startup nPhase. 
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