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The Water Council seeks up-and-coming water technology innovators for fall 2020 Tech Challenge

In addition to $15,000 in prize money, the contest—open to entrepreneurs, students, researchers, water-industry professionals and inventive individuals—provides winners the opportunity to partner with a world-class water technology brand on the marketing, licensing or sale of their technology or solution. Read More

Freshwater Collaborative prepares Wisconsin’s future workforce to address water challenges

Wisconsin has a wealth of educational resources for students who want to delve into solving the world’s water challenges, and new initiative aims to coordinate those efforts across the state’s public institutions of higher education, enabling both improved collaboration and increased specialization as each institution further develops its areas of expertise. Read More

2019-10-01T12:24:16-05:00September 27, 2019|Blog Post|

Wisconsin dairy farmers taking the lead on water management

Raj Shukla of the River Alliance of Wisconsin and Matt Howard of the Alliance for Water Stewardship discuss the Clear Water Farms Program at the Water Leaders Summit in Milwaukee on June 27. There’s a natural tension between agriculture and environmental stewardship—working the land to produce the food humans need

2019-07-01T10:58:26-05:00June 28, 2019|Blog Post|

With more craft breweries comes more wastewater discharge—and the solution has a Wisconsin connection

In recent years, beer drinking habits in the U.S. have shifted to favor craft beers. Although overall beer consumption is relatively stable—and even falling slightly—craft beer consumption in the U.S. grew by 5 percent in 2017 over the prior year, according to the Brewers Association. With this trend come water-related challenges. Craft breweries are by

2018-10-08T16:19:16-05:00October 8, 2018|Uncategorized|

Leading the charge for companies to consider the broader impact of their water use

By developing a strategic framework that views water as not just an input but an asset to be stewarded, Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) encourages companies to take a holistic approach to identifying and mitigating all of their water-related risks both inside and outside their facilities. The standard developed by AWS provides concrete steps companies can take to ensure they are following best practices in water stewardship. Read More

2018-10-08T13:13:31-05:00October 5, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Water Council launches new Tech Challenge for open innovation

Karen Frost and Steve Glynn of The Water Council announced the Tech Challenge this week at WEFTEC in New Orleans. Innovation and technological advancement solve problems and increase efficiency, yet often businesses aren’t aware of new technologies and scientific discoveries with the potential to solve problems the businesses face. A new program from

2018-10-08T14:03:03-05:00October 4, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Water Council to partner with NASA on water technology innovation challenge

Water technology companies based in Wisconsin or anywhere in the U.S. can apply to take part in a day-long challenge focused on water technology innovation, held as a partnership between The Water Council and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Glenn Research Center. The Water Council announced the upcoming Tech Connect: Water Challenge Workshop

2018-12-12T14:51:06-06:00October 2, 2017|Uncategorized|

It’s all connected: the nexus where water, energy and food converge

David Garman of The Water Council and the School of Freshwater Sciences speaks at a panel on the energy-water nexus at WEFTEC. Energy can’t be generated or extracted without water. Water can’t be treated without energy. And food can’t be grown or processed without water and energy. The interconnections among these three domains

2019-04-10T14:48:52-05:00October 2, 2017|Uncategorized|

The BREW’s Message to Water Technology Entrepreneurs: Let’s Get It Started!

“We take scientists and engineers and turn them into businessmen and businesswomen,” explains Bill Dougan, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater professor of management and advisor to the BREW, a startup accelerator program hosted by The Water Council in Milwaukee. Now in its fourth year, the program featured prominently in the Innovation Pavilion at the 2016 Water Environment Federation

2019-02-11T15:45:32-06:00October 3, 2016|Uncategorized|
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