Global Water CenterDate: Monday, August 28

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tour Site/Location: Global Water Center 247 W. Freshwater Way, Milwaukee, WI 53204

About the Global Water Center:

STATE-OF-THE-ART WATER BUSINESS AND RESEARCH FACILITY

The Global Water Center is a 98,000 sq. ft. (9,104 m2) facility housing water-centric research facilities for universities, existing water-related companies and accelerator space for new, emerging water technology companies. With over 40 tenant organizations, the GWC continues to be a magnet for foreign dignitaries, water technology businesses, economic development organizations and students from all levels. The development of the GWC was an important milestone as it established a highly visible headquarter base for The Water Council and a platform to grow Wisconsin’s water technology cluster.

MILWAUKEE’S RISE AS A CATALYST TO ADVANCE THE WATER INDUSTRY

Milwaukee has long been synonymous with water technology. Native Americans established Millioke or “gathering place by the water,” as it provided them with the opportunity to fish, farm, hunt and raise their families. Situated on the shore of Lake Michigan and at the confluence of three rivers, the Milwaukee region has attracted water-intensive industries like brewing, meatpacking, tanning and transportation for more than 100 years. Over time, the city and state have developed world-class expertise in moving, metering, measuring, managing and monitoring water and is now home to more than 200 water technology companies including industry leaders like A.O. Smith Corporation, Kohler, Badger Meter, Pentair, Zurn and Rexnord.

Parking: The Global Water Center has a small visitor lot, outside the gated lot, off of Freshwater Way. 2 hour street parking is also available.

Walking Directions from the Global Water Center to the Water Finance Conference (The Harley-Davidson Museum). The Harley-Davidson Museum can been seen from the Global Water Center (across the bridge about a
10 minute walk).

Area restaurants for lunch: Zak’s Café, Bowls, Motor, Colectivo Foundry, Stacked

More options available in the Third Ward or Walker’s Point neighborhood.