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.