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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|

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|

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|

Milwaukee water cluster’s strength, as noted in Brookings report, is on display at WEFTEC

“Rethinking Cluster Initiatives,” a July 2018 report from the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, identified Milwaukee’s water technology sector as “a prime example” of the “cluster hub" model of cluster development, in which one organization acts as the clear lead and driver (as opposed to a shared leadership model with more than one organization, or

2018-10-01T16:10:18-05:00October 1, 2018|Uncategorized|

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|

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|
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