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WEFTEC 2017

Wisconsin’s water sector makes waves at industry trade show

Wisconsin’s presence at the U.S.’s largest water industry trade show this week highlighted the fast-paced growth and evolving sophistication of the sector. With several dozen Wisconsin companies exhibiting, as well as a booth representing Wisconsin’s entire water cluster of more than 200 companies, the state’s presence was strong on both numbers and substance: several educational

2019-02-11T15:52:18-06:00October 5, 2017|Uncategorized|

Wisconsin water tech cluster hopes to connect companies to opportunities in China

Due to rapid urban development and widespread use of impervious materials that prevent soil from absorbing rainwater, China is dealing with serious flooding problems. To address this issue, the Chinese government in 2015 launched its “sponge city” initiative in 16 cities, with a goal of upgrading urban infrastructure to allow for better retention and drainage,

2018-06-26T12:50:35-05:00October 4, 2017|Uncategorized|

The BREW Corporate connects big companies, water tech entrepreneurs to multiply innovation

An overly guarded approach to research and development can slow down the pace of innovation or cause companies to miss out on opportunities while their competitors pull ahead. This is the argument that underlies the concept of open innovation, in which companies look beyond their in-house talent, trusting that the sharing of ideas can lead

2018-06-26T12:50:36-05:00October 4, 2017|Uncategorized|

Water tech startups showcase innovative technologies

Mark Karstedt of PlasmaE, Nisha Sarveswaran of Ecoli-Sense, Charles Otis of Pulse Burst Systems and Dennis Busch of Water Resources Monitoring Group present at the BREW Tank session, moderated by Bill Dougan, BREW Accelerator coach and entrepreneurship professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Innovations taking place in water technology have the potential to

2019-04-10T14:50:02-05:00October 3, 2017|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|