October 2014: Event Announcements

Seminar: Water & Wastewater Management for the Sustainability of Water Resources

October 2
1:00-2:00 PM
Global Water Center – Auditorium
247 W. Freshwater Way, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Register Here

This seminar, featuring Professor Maggy Momba, will focus on methods for increasing the sustainability of water resources in rural areas and her work with The Water Academy, a training institute in the Democratic Republic of the Condo (DRC) that she founded in 2013. Prof. Momba is a full Research Professor in the Department of Environmental, Water & Earth Sciences at Tshwane University of Technology and Chair in Water Quality and Wastewater Management in the Republic of South Africa. After 27 years of specializing in the field of water research with an emphasis on health-related water microbiology, she has published over 150 peer reviewed articles, conference proceedings, books, technical reports and is a National Research Foundation (NRF) C2 Rated Scientist. This seminar is free, but space is limited, therefore registration is required.

Manufacturing (MFG) Day

October 3

October is Wisconsin’s Manufacturing Month. MFG Day is a celebration of what 12 million people around the United States experience every day – pride at working in manufacturing. MFG Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is, and what it isn’t. MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive. There are over 1,000 events taking place on MFG Day around the United States, find and attend an event near you, HERE.

Conference: Bioscience Vision Summit

October 8
7:15 AM-6:00 PM
Monona Terrace Convention Center
1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703
Register Here

BIOforward has put together a full day of great content, with an emphasis on opportunities and trends to improve access to capital. This day will be worth your time, where you can join hundreds of participants from industry leading biopharma and medtech companies, CROs, and financial and services firms to explore the key issues in the life sciences and health care sectors. For more information: www.bioforward.org. Incoming CEO Laura Bray has also generously extended a 50% discounted registration to Water Council Members, please use the following code at registration: BVS14.

Open House: Discover Manufacturing

October 15
5:00-7:00 PM
Waukesha County Technical College
800 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072
Register Here

Discover what manufacturing looks like today and how it can provide a solid career opportunity for the next generation. Meet cutting-edge manufacturers in our community and view their products; learn about family-supporting and high-demand industry careers; and explore Waukesha County Technical College’s industrial labs and talk with experienced instructors. Parents and prospective students are encouraged to attend!

Conference: “Fresh Water, Fresh Thinking”: Council of the Great City Schools’ 58th Annual Fall Conference

October 22-26
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Register Here

The Council of the Great City Schools brings together the nation’s largest urban public school systems in a coalition dedicated to the improvement of education for children in the inner cities. The Council and its 67 member school districts work to help our schoolchildren meet the highest standards and become successful and productive members of society. Download the conference brochure and agenda, HERE.

Seminar: OPIC Expanding Horizons

October 24
8:00 AM-11:00 AM
UWM School of Continuing Education
161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 6000, Milwaukee, WI 53203
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This seminar, Co-Sponsored by The Water Council, provides companies with information about various products and services offered by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. government’s development finance institution. OPIC helps small and mid-size businesses gain footholds in emerging market countries and expand their business overseas. During this seminar, you will learn how OPIC can help your business finance overseas projects, protect yourself against political risks, hear success stories about companies who have worked with OPIC, and learn how to start working with OPIC today.

Webinar: Meeting WI’s Phosphorous Water Quality Standards

November 12
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Global Water Center – Auditorium
247 W. Freshwater Way, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Registration Coming Soon!

Wastewater utilities, regulators, and non-governmental watershed organizations will share their approaches, views, and the latest available information on the development of site-specific phosphorous criteria, agricultural partnership pilot projects, and efforts to achieve healthy phosphorous levels in lakes and streams. Don’t miss this opportunity to be well informed about evolving regulatory guidance and successful watershed improvement programs. Look for registration information soon, direct questions to Mark Mittag, mark.mittag@ch2m.com.

Conference: 2014 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium

November 12-13
8:00 AM-11:00 AM
Monona Terrace Convention Center
1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703
Register Here

The symposium is designed to unlock Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial potential by providing the right combination of ideas, innovation, intellectual property and investment – as well as hands-on instruction and advice targeted to early stage companies ready to make the leap.

This year’s conference, with a theme of “30X10,” is celebrating a rich history that goes back to 1984. That year, Wisconsin’s first annual venture conference was held in Madison, pairing high-growth companies with investors and other business leaders from across the state. Originally the Madison Venture Fair, the event has been called the Wisconsin Venture Conference, the Wisconsin Life Sciences & Venture Conference – and for the past 10 years – the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium. More than 480 companies have presented during the conferences in one format or another, including some of the largest technology companies that call Wisconsin home.

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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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