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The Water Council


Sage Water is proud to be an active member of The Water Council. As a member, Sage Water contributes and supports The Water Council's mission to make a global impact on the water marketplace.


Milwaukee numbers among the world’s most significant hubs for water research and industry.  Thanks to the work of The Water Council, a plethora of recent accomplishments has accelerated the region’s global impact and prestige.


Whether you are in industry, academia or government, the Milwaukee region is home to expertise and resources vital to success in the world water marketplace.

  • More than 150 water technology companies.

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, home to the first School of Freshwater Sciences in the nation.

  • Designation as a UN Global Compact City, recognized internationally as a center of freshwater expertise.

  • Institute for Water Business program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

  • Over 100 academic scientists and researchers focused on water solutions.

  • A national sustainability leader for managing stormwater with green infrastructure, extracting renewable energy from waste products, and mitigating and adapting to climate change.


The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, successfully coalesces these attributes into a powerful force.  Created by leaders in both business and education, the Water Council convenes the region’s existing water companies and research clusters, develops education programs to train talent, and builds partnerships that cut across all sectors and geographic boundaries.  Our accomplishments are helping to write a compelling story!


The Milwaukee region has quickly become recognized as a world hub for water research, education and economic development.  The Water Council will continue to advance the region's global position to attract creative talent, innovative ideas and recognition as a water leader for tomorrow’s world.


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