Can Milwaukee lead the way 
on water technology?
Business leaders say creating a hub requires coordination

By DANIEL KURT - GM Today Staff 

December 12, 2008

BROOKFIELD - Whether southeast Wisconsin will ever become a recognized leader in water technology will depend on the degree to which industry, universities and government officials align themselves toward that goal, members of the Milwaukee 7 Water Council said Thursday.




The council was formed in July 2007 with the goal of establishing the greater Milwaukee area as "a world hub for freshwater research and economic development."

The region already has a significant contingent of businesses that specialize in everything from filtration to distribution of the resource. According to the council, more than 120 companies in the sector have a presence here, including five of the 11 largest water firms in the world.

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This story appeared in The Freeman on December 12, 2008.