The Water Council Tide / August 2015


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The Pilot Project will strengthen relationships between new product development and Water Council members with demonstration sites dedicated to furthering water quality in a “One Water” world. Read More

LATEST NEWS


Could Water be the Midwest’s Ticket to Economic Rebirth?

The Economist details a compelling case for water as a strong part of the Midwest’s economic future and what steps are needed to secure it. Read more

Building Secured for Second Global Water Center in Milwaukee

The developers behind the Global Water Center in Milwaukee bought a nearby building where construction could start in late fall on a second office space catering to water technology companies. Read more

Water Wars: Milwaukee Becoming Home to Advanced Water Technology

CBS 58 describes water shortage as the fight of the future and takes a deeper look at what Milwaukee is doing to stay ahead of the game. Watch

Milwaukee Receives Grant for Water Technology Business Park

The City of Milwaukee received a $1 million state grant for the development of Reed Street Yards, a water technology business park now under construction adjacent to the Global Water Center, and to support Rexnord Corporation’s relocation of Zurn Industries. Read more

Meet The Water Council’s ‘BREW Master’ Elizabeth Thelen

Milwaukee Business Journal profiles Elizabeth Thelen, Director of Entrepreneurship & Talent, for The Water Council. Read more

JETRO Invitation Program Application Now Open

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) invites overseas companies to apply to Environmental and Water Sector Business Matching Program in Osaka. JETRO will organize individual business meetings between leading business entities from overseas and Kansai's local companies in their respected field. Read more

WEP Receives Phase 2 Funding

The Water Equipment and Policy Research Center (WEP) is pleased to announce it was awarded Phase 2 funding by the National Science Foundation. The highly competitive award will fund continued operations of the water research center through the year 2020.

Startups Learn to Fly in Challenging Environment

The Water Equipment and Policy Research Center (WEP) is pleased to announce it was awarded Phase 2 funding by the National Science Foundation. The highly competitive award will fund continued operations of the water research center through the year 2020.

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STARTUP COMMUNITY
The Water Council’s BREW recently announced its third batch of winners into the world’s first place-based seed accelerator focused on freshwater. The six new participants moving into the Global Water Center this fall include: ICONAC, IX Power Clean Water, OXYMem, Radom Corp., Solar Water Works, and Optiktechnik. Learn more
 
SMALL BUSINESS CHANNEL
Given the proportion of small businesses in Wisconsin, it is critically important to make training funds available to ensure that businesses with fewer than 50 full-time employees can train workers for skilled jobs. The Wisconsin Fast Forward training program will provide funding for small businesses to develop training programs and training capacity to help meet their workforce needs and growth opportunities.
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