ON-Lion Letter

The Milwaukee Water Council's Water Summit 2015 in June in Milwaukee will focus on creating a model that connects and enhances historically independent "water silos" to create a more-efficient, -effective, and -comprehensive water system for a region with the priority to improve water quality, knowledge-based stewardship, and water sustainability.  Now in its eighth year, the annual summit attracts more than 400 water experts and a lineup of international speakers.

Keynote addresses and breakout sessions during the summit, "Creating a One Water Region," will cover hot water topics such as finance, global relief, sustainability, security, and infrastructure.  Attendees will also have access to a preview of the Global Water PORT -- a supercharged, web-based, research-and-data dashboard that will foster and enhance partnerships around the world.

In addition to attracting business leaders from across the country, water-technology business delegations will be coming from Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, and Montpellier, France -- both considered leading global water-technology clusters.  A delegation from Daegu, Korea, is interested in establishing connections and learning from Milwaukee’s leadership in water technology, as well.

In partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the Netherlands Consulate General, and the Netherlands Office for Science and Technology, this year's summit will also coincide with the United States' first Wetskills Water Challenge -- an international two-week event for university-level students and young water professionals where participants work in multidisciplinary, transcultural teams to develop innovative solutions for water challenges posed by local organizations.

Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation supports the Milwaukee Water Council.

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