A COMMITMENT TO LOCAL AND GLOBAL WATER STEWARDSHIP

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 home to the Global Water Center, home to more than 40 water-centric businesses, the BREW accelerator 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?

WATER TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP

Wisconsin is consistently ranked at the top, from health care and cost of living to career opportunities and industry development.

230+

Water tech companies
The Water Council, developed under the supervision of Dr. Sammis B. White, emeritus professor of urban planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2018

21%

of the world's fresh water is along Wisconsin's borders
Wisconsin Water Facts, Wisconsin Water Library, UW- Madison

$15.7

Billion in annual water sales
The Water Council, developed under the supervision of Dr. Sammis B. White, emeritus professor of urban planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2018
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WATER TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY RESOURCES

WATER TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES IN WISCONSIN®

  • ABB

  • A.O. Smith

  • Badger Meter

  • Bradley

  • Evoqua

  • InSinkErator

  • Johnson Controls

  • Kohler

  • Komatsu Mining

  • MillerCoors

  • Pentair Water Group, Inc.

  • Rexnord

  • Rockwell Automation

  • Xylem

“Southeastern Wisconsin has become an ecosystem where businesses, universities and other groups can come to collectively solve global water challenges”

CRAIG WEHR, President, Zurn Industries
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MY WISCONSIN STORY

Our residents are some of the happiest and most ambitious people in the nation—but don’t just take our word for it. Take theirs.

“Southeastern Wisconsin has become an ecosystem where businesses, universities and other groups can come to collectively solve global water challenges.”

CRAIG WEHR • REXNORD • MILWAUKEE

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