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Wisconsin dairy producers address water challenges through implementation of globally recognized water stewardship framework
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Wisconsin dairy producers address water challenges through implementation of globally recognized water stewardship framework

Agriculture is often identified as a significant contributor to compromised water quality, not only in Wisconsin, but globally.

The Water Council Announces Third ‘Water Warrior of the Year Award’ Winner
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The Water Council Announces Third ‘Water Warrior of the Year Award’ Winner

Executive Director of Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District is recognized for his support of STEAM education.

The Water Council’s BREW Accelerator winners pitch ideas to corporate and community partners
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The Water Council’s BREW Accelerator winners pitch ideas to corporate and community partners

This event was not only an opportunity for these companies to pitch their technologies, but also continue to build their mentorship support and, more importantly, to expand their network with potential investors.

The Water Council Receives Leadership Award for Water Technology Innovation
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The Water Council Receives Leadership Award for Water Technology Innovation

Great Lakes Protection Fund Lauds Pioneering Efforts to Improve Water Quality

Winners announced for The Water Council’s first Tech Challenge round
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Winners announced for The Water Council’s first Tech Challenge round

The Tech Challenge is designed to identify cutting-edge freshwater technologies and ideas with a high potential for commercialization from anyone, anywhere.

New startups selected to participate in BREW accelerator programs
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New startups selected to participate in BREW accelerator programs

The BREW is the world’s leading freshwater seed accelerator with a focus on innovative startups that address global water challenges.

The Water Council commends Wisconsin’s Elected Leaders for placing a priority on Clean Water
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The Water Council commends Wisconsin’s Elected Leaders for placing a priority on Clean Water

Water is perhaps our state’s greatest natural resource and a critical input for businesses in some of our leading sectors like food and beverage and pulp and paper manufacturing.

The Water Council Launches New Competition for Water Technology Innovators
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The Water Council Launches New Competition for Water Technology Innovators

Global companies A. O. Smith Corporation, Badger Meter and Zurn Industries sponsor first round of the Tech Challenge Initiative

Tech Challenge to connect innovative water solutions with industry needs
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Tech Challenge to connect innovative water solutions with industry needs

New initiative of The Water Council helps water technology companies and large water users find new ideas, talent and investment opportunities

Water Technology Cluster is a model for successful industry cluster initiatives nationwide, according to new Brookings report
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Water Technology Cluster is a model for successful industry cluster initiatives nationwide, according to new Brookings report

The Water Council is cited as a successful model and national case study.

The Water Council Announces 2018 Pilot Program Winners
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The Water Council Announces 2018 Pilot Program Winners

Four companies in Wisconsin recognized for innovative water solutions

The Water Council Expands Global Reach
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The Water Council Expands Global Reach

New European office solidifies the organization’s commitment to an increased level of engagement throughout the continent

Three New Members Join The Water Council Board of Directors
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Three New Members Join The Water Council Board of Directors

The new board members were elected at the fourth quarter board meeting held on December 8, 2017..

The Water Council Supports the Wisconsin WINS Act
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The Water Council Supports the Wisconsin WINS Act

The Wisconsin WINS Act will help transform economic growth in communities across Wisconsin.

SofTap Water Announces Breakthrough Water Softening Technology
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SofTap Water Announces Breakthrough Water Softening Technology

Millions of years of Mother Nature's hard work come together in Surface Accelerated Crystallization (SACr) Technology

Milwaukee Welcomes First Coworking Community for Water Industry
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Milwaukee Welcomes First Coworking Community for Water Industry

The Oasis is a reformat of approximately 4,000 square feet of each the second and third floors of the Global Water Center.

NASA’s Glenn Research Center and The Water Council Partner to Help Manufacturers Solve Water Challenges
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NASA’s Glenn Research Center and The Water Council Partner to Help Manufacturers Solve Water Challenges

Up to four U.S. owned businesses will be selected to participate in the event that will be held in the spring of 2018.

Funding Available for Water-Related Pilot and Demonstration Sites
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Funding Available for Water-Related Pilot and Demonstration Sites

Now accepting applications to bring working prototypes to pilot sites in Wisconsin to advance water innovation

New startups participate in water accelerator
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New startups participate in water accelerator

The Water Council welcomes next round of entrepreneurs and graduates class of 2017

MillerCoors Milwaukee Brewery Further Commits to Corporate Water Conservation Efforts by Partnering with the Alliance for Water Stewardship
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MillerCoors Milwaukee Brewery Further Commits to Corporate Water Conservation Efforts by Partnering with the Alliance for Water Stewardship

MillerCoors has achieved a water-to-beer ratio of 3.20:1.0 which is nearly a 10% reduction in just three years.

New Chief Technology Officer Joins The Water Council
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New Chief Technology Officer Joins The Water Council

UW-Milwaukee and The Water Council Partner to Further Innovation and Commercialization in Water

The Water Council Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council
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The Water Council Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs.

New Round of Accelerator Winners Announced at Water Summit 2016
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New Round of Accelerator Winners Announced at Water Summit 2016

The BREW Accelerator, launched in 2013, unleashes water innovation by funding water technology startups with commercialization potential, with the goal of launching each portfolio within 24 months.

Global Economic Development Leadership Honor Awarded to The Water Council
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Global Economic Development Leadership Honor Awarded to The Water Council

CoreNet Global’s Economic Development Leadership award celebrates the successful implementation of innovative, economically promising projects in a community or region.

Competition Announces Two Winners to Advance New, Clean Water Technologies
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Competition Announces Two Winners to Advance New, Clean Water Technologies

Pilot Deployment Program selects two winners to move water technology working prototypes, to real world pilot sites

Author & <i>Fast Company</i> Contributor Charles Fishman Joins Milwaukee’s 9th Annual Water Summit
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Author & Fast Company Contributor Charles Fishman Joins Milwaukee’s 9th Annual Water Summit

In the last four years, Charles Fishman has become one of the most forceful, challenging and inspiring public voices on water issues.

National Competition Selects Three Winners to Advance Water Entrepreneurship, Resiliency and Sustainability
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National Competition Selects Three Winners to Advance Water Entrepreneurship, Resiliency and Sustainability

“Pow! emPowering Opportunities in Water” selects three US-based companies to fast-track water-related innovation.

The Water Council Applauds White House for $300 Million Proposal for Water Innovation
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The Water Council Applauds White House for $300 Million Proposal for Water Innovation

Budget proposal directs $300 million towards the development of new solutions that will help address our nation’s challenges with respect to water quality and quantity issues.

The Water Council, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Participate in White House Roundtable on Water Innovation
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The Water Council, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Participate in White House Roundtable on Water Innovation

The Roundtable aimed to challenge stakeholders to increase innovation and investments in water technologies.

National Award of Excellence Presented to The Water Council for Advancing Regional Competitiveness
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National Award of Excellence Presented to The Water Council for Advancing Regional Competitiveness

The Water Council was named the winner of SSTI’s 2015 Excellence in TBED award for ‘Improving Competitiveness of Existing Industries.’

Water Council Hires Matt Howard as New Director of Alliance for Water Stewardship, North America
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Water Council Hires Matt Howard as New Director of Alliance for Water Stewardship, North America

Matt Howard, who has served the City of Milwaukee as the Sustainability Director for the last five years, will begin working for The Water Council on June 8.