As a state with over 15,000 freshwater lakes, we know water. Our access to ample fresh water has put us at the forefront of commercial activity in agriculture, power generation, and more while sparking the innovation that improves lives across the globe. When it comes to moving, metering, treating, and using water in a sustainable manner, Wisconsin leads the way.
Today we’re home to a broad range of water-focused academic programs, including the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences, the nation’s only graduate-level institution dedicated solely to freshwater. Milwaukee is also the location of the Global Water Center, home to more than 40 water-centric businesses, the BREW 2.0 post-accelerator program, and the Oasis Coworking Community—a soft landing spot for water entrepreneurs arriving in or visiting Wisconsin. Our industry cluster organization, The Water Council, is the official North American partner of the Alliance for Water Stewardship, and as such is responsible for overseeing the alliance’s comprehensive global standard across the continent.
Thirty major public and private educational institutions throughout Wisconsin offer more than 50 different water-focused degree programs. Where better to begin or continue a career aimed at addressing the world’s water challenges?