The Water Council

  Milwaukee Wisconsin USA


Founded on a century of discovering inventive solutions for water issues, The Water Council was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With a mission of aligning the regional freshwater research community with water-related industries, we take great pride in having coalesced the leading water technology cluster in the United States and one of the most powerful in the world.

Association Information


Regional Cluster


As the world’s Water Center of Excellence and technology epicenter, The Water Council supports all stages of water technology companies in the Great Lakes Region, throughout the United States and around the world. With our core focus on freshwater research, innovation, education, and business development, we understand that all levels of organizations within the water technology industry have specific needs. The density of our programs reflects those needs and with the guidance of our Leadership Vision, these programs will continue to evolve as we collectively grow.

Our Organization Supports


Markets We Touch

Municipal / Utility - Small, Commercial - z.Other, Commercial - Small Systems, Industrial - z.Other Manufacturing Operations, Industrial - Oil & Gas, z-OTHER


Headquartered in the Global Water Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Water Council links together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGO), acclaimed academic research programs and some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic water professionals. The driving force behind this success is the spirit of collaboration between public, private and academic sectors and the shared commitment to finding innovative solutions to critical global water issues. The only organization of its kind in the United States, The Water Council is a globally connected epicenter for freshwater research, innovation, education and business development.

Additional Information

The Water Council has programs that serve the water technology community including the BREW Accelerator Program, The Pilot Deployment Program, Small Business Channel Program, Angel Investor Training and serves as the North American Headquarters for the Alliance for Water Stewardship.

Member Information

Member Focus

Equipment, Parts & Materials, Infrastructure, Storage & Distribution, Fluid & Materials Handling, Monitoring, Controls & Instrumentation, Planning, Design, Engineering & Consulting, Quality, Treatment & Remediation, Source Water Management, Stormwater, Testing & Analysis, Surfaces, Coatings & Linings, z-OTHER

Member Interests

Aquaculture & Fisheries, Data, Sensors, Controls & Instrumentation, Education, Energy - Water Nexus, Industry / Industrial Processes, Infrastructure, Market Development & Expansion, Planning, Design & Engineering, Research, Technology & Innovation, Source Water, Storms & Stormwater, Sustainability / Green Initiatives, Water Quality, z-OTHER

Member Benefits

Access to a powerful network of professionals and researchers that are international leaders in water
Member profile in our online Water Tech Business Directory
Invitations to Quarterly Member Meetings
Access to the Global Water Port
Links to worldwide markets, projects, and partnerships
Access to a pipeline of talented prospective employees and interns
Registration discounts to Water Council sponsored events including the annual Water Summit
Use of The Water Council Member logo on your marketing materials
Engagement opportunities with Water Council programs
Ability to share your job & internship opportunities with our water network
Ability to share events and programming on our Water Tech Event Calendar
Discounted event and meeting space at the Global Water Center

Member Contact

Meghan Jensen, Director of Marketing and Membership

Contact Information


247 W. Freshwater Way, Ste. 500


Milwaukee Wisconsin 53204




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