water hub http://wuwm.com en Milwaukee Still Striving to Become Global Water Hub http://wuwm.com/post/milwaukee-still-striving-become-global-water-hub <p></p><p>The idea that Milwaukee could someday become the hub for the world’s freshwater technology innovations has been talked about enough that it seems that it’s a long-held belief by community leaders. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:59:09 +0000 Mitch Teich & Craig Wiroll 23937 at http://wuwm.com Milwaukee Still Striving to Become Global Water Hub Why Do We Use Drinking Water to Flush Our Toilets? http://wuwm.com/post/why-do-we-use-drinking-water-flush-our-toilets <p><strong>The Johnson Foundation is taking a detailed look at how we can transform the nation's water infrastructure.</strong> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:52:31 +0000 Susan Bence & Stephanie Lecci 8980 at http://wuwm.com Why Do We Use Drinking Water to Flush Our Toilets? Successful Industry Hubs Inspire Water Proponents http://wuwm.com/post/successful-industry-hubs-inspire-water-proponents <p>If you have an idea for conserving or cleaning water -- or even using it -- Milwaukee could one day be the place to develop your invention.<br><br>That's the dream. A coalition of community leaders is pushing the city to become a global hub for water research and technology.<br><br>But is it really possible for a region to make itself the headquarters of an industry? And is there competition? We seek answers to those questions, in today's installment of Project Milwaukee: The Currency of Water. WUWM's Ann-Elise Henzl reports. Thu, 10 Dec 2009 21:19:19 +0000 Ann-Elise Henzl 2319 at http://wuwm.com Successful Industry Hubs Inspire Water Proponents What's Needed to Move Forward With Water Hub http://wuwm.com/post/whats-needed-move-forward-water-hub <p>Our series Project Milwaukee: The Currency of Water continues this morning. We’re reporting on Milwaukee’s efforts to become a global hub for water research and technology. In the past few years, companies already in the water business here have been expanding. But as WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson reports, leaders are now working to kick the effort into high gear. The ultimate prize would be jobs and economic development, along with a good dose of prestige. Wed, 09 Dec 2009 21:02:21 +0000 Marti Mikkelson 2313 at http://wuwm.com What's Needed to Move Forward With Water Hub What Makes a Water Economy http://wuwm.com/post/what-makes-water-economy <p>Rich Meeusen is the Chairman, President, and CEO of Milwaukee-based <a href="http://www.badgermeter.com/Home.htm" target="_blank">Badger Meter</a>, a company that makes water meters. He's also Co-Chair of the M7 Water Council. He spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich as part of our series, Project Milwaukee: The Currency of Water. Tue, 08 Dec 2009 20:51:01 +0000 Mitch Teich 2311 at http://wuwm.com The Business of Water http://wuwm.com/post/business-water <p>Not too long ago, Milwaukee was thought of as a beer town. After all, the city was home to four large breweries, and they used plenty of water. So did other industries that took root here, such as tanneries. Milwaukee was perfect, sitting in around one-fifth of the world’s fresh water supply. All the related companies that developed are now prompting Milwaukee to forge ahead with a plan to become a global water hub. In this installment of our Project Milwaukee series, The Currency of Water, WUWM’s LaToya Dennis introduces us to some of the players. It’s a little after four on a weekday afternoon and second shifters at Badger Meter are busy. Tue, 08 Dec 2009 20:46:37 +0000 LaToya Dennis 2310 at http://wuwm.com History of Water in Milwaukee http://wuwm.com/post/history-water-milwaukee <p>Milwaukee-born writer and historian John Gurda is a regular <em>Lake Effect</em> contributor. He’s the author of nineteen books, including <em>The Making of Milwaukee</em>, and his latest, <em>One People, Many Paths: A History of Jewish Milwaukee</em>. Our interview on Milwaukee’s water history is part of our series,<em> Project Milwaukee: The Currency of Water.</em> Mon, 07 Dec 2009 20:41:39 +0000 Mitch Teich 2309 at http://wuwm.com The Water That Made Milwaukee Famous http://wuwm.com/post/water-made-milwaukee-famous <p>Today, WUWM begins a week-long series called “Project Milwaukee: The Currency of Water.”<br><br>We will explore southeastern Wisconsin’s prospects of becoming an international hub for water technology.<br><br>WUWM environmental reporter Susan Bence starts with a look at the history of water use in Milwaukee and what’s contributing to the water hub dream. Mon, 07 Dec 2009 20:37:23 +0000 Susan Bence 2308 at http://wuwm.com The Water That Made Milwaukee Famous