What does it take to be a worldwide hub of the water industry? Nearly 300 companies, spread throughout Wisconsin, working together to strengthen the state’s growing water technology industry. These companies employ nearly 37,000 people, account for $5.7 billion in annual sales, and are quickly making our largest city, Milwaukee, a global hotspot for the water industry.
Where else can you hire a human resources director
with a minor in water?
-Rich Meeusen, president and CEO, Badger Meter
Thirty-eight water technology companies have headquarters in Wisconsin, and five of the 11 largest water companies in the world have operations here. Distributed among these industry pioneers is an active presence in 46 countries worldwide. This concentration of water industry leaders has bolstered Wisconsin’s reputation for sustainable leadership and helped make the Wisconsin-based Water Council a global authority on advanced water technology development and deployment.
Support from the Wisconsin government combined with our state’s industry leaders provide the capability and expertise to address water technology needs.
In addition to industry leadership and the leadership of the Water Council, Wisconsin academic institutions are offering unique programs that help foster today’s and tomorrow’s water technology workforce. These institutions include:
Only in Wisconsin can you find industry innovation, a skilled workforce and ground-breaking research working together to advance water technology nationally and globally.