Milwaukee is considered one of the world’s most significant hubs for water research and industry thanks to the region’s established and extensive history spent engaged in the study, treatment, storage and movement of water within the full water cycle. Milwaukee’s broad-based water technology leadership has evolved over more than 100 years of finding innovative solutions for the most important water issues facing the world.
Whether you are in industry, academia, or government, the Milwaukee Region offers a confluence of expertise and resources providing the current and leading-edge technology and solutions needed to succeed in the world water marketplace. The Milwaukee Region features:
- The highest concentration of companies tackling the full cycle of water with more than 150 water technology companies and 5 of the 11 largest water technology companies.
- The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM): home to the first School of Freshwater Sciences in the nation.
- he largest Great Lakes research facility with a $50 million expansion beginning in 2012.
- One-of-a-kind first academic research and business accelerator facility (opening early 2013).
- A water law program at Marquette University and water business management minor at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
- Over 100 academic scientists and researchers focused on water solutions.
- Designation as a UN Global Compact City, and international recognition as a center of freshwater expertise.
- Status as one of the elite first cities to be part of IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge and the only city to focus on water.
- A proven track record of acting as a national sustainability leader for managing stormwater with green infrastructure, extracting renewable energy from waste products, and adapting to climate change.
Milwaukee’s water business, academic and NGO community, and the Milwaukee Water Council (the only organization of its kind in the United States), are coalescing these attributes together into a powerful force by:
- Building cross-sector and global research and business partnerships.
- Developing programs to train our talent.
- Solving the ever increasing challenges within the international water space.
Milwaukee’s water cluster is advancing its global position by becoming a magnet that attracts creative talent and innovative ideas. The Milwaukee Region is recognized as a water leader for tomorrow’s world. Visit us to learn more.
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710 N. Plankinton Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
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