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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’s water hub continues to strengthen global ties

The challenges facing the world’s water supply—growing populations, changing weather conditions, threats to water supply quality and safety—are global in nature, and the solutions will need to have a similarly global perspective. Recognizing this, Milwaukee’s water hub has forged global connections to take an active role in crafting these solutions—and is continuing to strengthen these ties with each passing year. Read More

2019-10-01T10:16:35-05:00September 25, 2019|Uncategorized|

In Water Council programs, competition and collaboration meet to advance innovation

Launching a startup or pursuing a research question in the lab can be lonely pursuit, involving long hours and late nights of solitary work—but innovation thrives through collaboration. To that end, The Water Council organizes a series of competitions that connect water sector startups and innovators with potential investors, with established companies that may be able to use the new technologies, and with one another. Read More

2019-10-01T10:17:17-05:00September 24, 2019|Uncategorized|

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|

International connections old and new are strengthened at WEFTEC

Xavier Amores Bravo, manager of the Catalan Water Partnership, and Dean Amhaus, president and CEO of The Water Council, sign a memorandum of understanding on Oct. 2, 2018, at WEFTEC in New Orleans. The Water Council signed a memorandum of understanding with the Catalan Water Partnership of Spain yesterday in New Orleans at

2018-10-03T14:42:12-05:00October 3, 2018|Uncategorized|

New and improved BREW Accelerator opens applications for its sixth year

Karen Frost and Steve Glynn of The Water Council announced the opening of the next classes of the BREW and the BREW Corporate for applications this week at WEFTEC in New Orleans. The Water Council’s BREW (Business. Research. Entrepreneurship. In Water) Accelerator program for water technology startups is now accepting applications for the

2018-10-03T14:12:20-05:00October 3, 2018|Uncategorized|
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