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Water Summit 2012 – Building the Water-Centric City


The Milwaukee Water Council invites you to join us for Water Summit 2012.

Tuesday, October 9 – 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 10 – 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Pfister Hotel
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Event details and registration available soon! 


Water Summit History

The Milwaukee Water Council began with its first ever Water Summit on July 16, 2007. At that time, approximately 80 participants from business, academia, research, investment firms, law firms, environmental groups and government entities gathered to discuss the Milwaukee region’s extensive resources related to fresh water. From the abundance of water sources to world-class water research facilities and a cluster of companies focused on water technology and supporting fresh water as a human and natural resource through all stages of the water cycle, it was decided at Water Summit I thatMilwaukee was indeed a World Water Hub, and the region could take the lead with economic development, education, policy and research across all aspects of water.

The next three years saw significant expansion with each Water Summit. Guests and speakers included Fred Dubee from the United Nations; U.S. Senators Kohl and Feingold; former Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and current Governor Scott Walker; Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett; Kinrot Ventures CEO Assaf Barnea from Israel; Veolia Water North America President & CEO Laurent Auguste; actor and noted environmental advocate Ed Begley, Jr.; and representatives from networks such as CNBC. Attendance exceeded 250 for Water Summit IV as the venue moved to a larger location in 2010. With the explosive growth of the Water Council, these moves continue in 2011.

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