The Water Council featured in USGLC’s 2014 Innovations in Smart Power Initiative

USGSLCThe Water Council is pleased to announce that we have been selected as one of 30 leading American innovators for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s (USGLC) 2014 Innovations in Smart Power Initiative. The Innovations in Smart Power is an initiative spotlighting American businesses and non-governmental  organizations (NGOs) partnering with the government to take on the world’s toughest global development problems.

Through our work with the United Nation’s Global Compact Cities Programme, which recognized Milwaukee as an urban center of excellence in water in 2009, has helped us establish Milwaukee as a global hub of freshwater technology, education and economic development. Furthermore, as a result of our recognition by the UN, national and international companies have come to The Water Council’s Global Water Center in Milwaukee in search of solutions to their freshwater issues, and to share in our knowledge, expertise, and innovations in water technology.

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About the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs, national security and foreign policy experts; and businesses, faith-based, academic, and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

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About The Water Council

The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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