SofTap Water Wins 2016 BREW Corporate Challenge


The Water Council and A. O. Smith recently announced Cincinnati-based SofTap Water as the winner of their 2016 BREW Corporate challenge. The BREW Corporate program partners The Water Council with water industry leaders to support entrepreneurial efforts that help solve the partner company’s needs. A.O. Smith’s 2016 program sought entries that developed technologies in any

BREW Accelerator Seeking Next Big Water Technology Idea


Globally recognized research hub The Water Council is currently seeking applications for the next round of their BREW (Business. Research. Entrepreneurship. In Wisconsin.) accelerator program. The program seeks out the most innovative and impactful water technology ideas and projects, and helps hone business ideas, improve strategy and launch companies. BREW participants receive funding, business training
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“The availability of water that is both fresh and pure is one of the major issues facing the world today.” That’s according to a briefing paper from the United Nations and the Milwaukee 7 Water Council Global Compact Project. One entrepreneurial environmental engineer in Wisconsin is responding to the water crisis with his exclusive testing […]


The Water Council recently announced six winners of Batch II of The BREW (Business. Research. Entrepreneurship. In Wisconsin.), an accelerator program for water technology startups. Batch II Winners include: Cadens: a pioneer in the field of micro- to small-hydropower, particularly in the deployment of Near Net Shape (NNS) technology to turbine design, production and installation of hydro-electric […]


Milwaukee-based MeterHero, previously known as H2Oscore, is offering a new application that monitors water and energy usage in real-time. The app lets smartphone users combine all their utility meter readings to track and share how they use electricity, natural gas and water. Launched in February 2014, MeterHero has gained the attention of the Chicago-based Clean Energy Trust […]


The Water Council was recently featured in WaterWorld Magazine, recognizing its Global Water Center (GWC) in Milwaukee as a global hub for water research. The article, “Inciting Inspiration: Milwaukee Global Water Center Provides Research, Accelerator Platform for Existing, Emerging Companies,” discussed the resources available at the GWC to assist groundbreaking research and discovery for new […]