The Water Council

Aligns research & industry to establish the region as the World Water Hub.

247 W. Freshwater Way
Suite 500
Milwaukee, WI • 53204
[email protected]
Hours of Operation

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Headquartered in the Global Water Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, next to the world’s largest freshwater system, The Water Council (TWC) is a non-profit organization that drives economic, technology and talent development to support the global water industry.

As the leading U.S. cluster, and one of the most powerful water technology hubs in the world, the organization convenes global water leaders and supports more than 180 members from small and mid-sized businesses and large global corporations to engineers, entrepreneurs, utilities, government agencies, academia and non-profits, with valuable services, programming and networking opportunities.

Established as a 501(c)(3) in 2009, the driving force behind The Water Council’s success is the vibrant spirit of collaboration between public, private and academic sectors with a strong, shared commitment to finding innovative solutions to critical global water challenges.

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Onsite Amenities
& Features

  • ADA Compliant
  • WiFi Available
  • WiFi Available (Complimentary)
  • On-Site Parking
  • Free On-Site Parking
  • Family Friendly


  • Miles to Airport: 6.00
  • Miles to the Convention Center: 1.00

Facility Information

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NotesPlease review the floor plan file for event rental guidelines and rental rates.
DescriptionOpened in 2013, the Global Water Center (GWC) is a 98,000 sq. ft. (9,104 m2) facility located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin housing water-centric research, office and collaboration facilities for universities, existing water-related companies and new, emerging water technology companies. With over 45 tenant organizations, the GWC continues to be a magnet for U.S. and foreign dignitaries, global 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 landing pad for organizations to participate in the leading U.S. water technology hub. The GWC is the cornerstone to Reed Street Yards, a Water Technology Business Park, located across the street. The Yards is a global destination for businesses and one of Wisconsin’s first Eco-Industrial Business Parks, a concept that seeks to balance natural resources and economic development. Once a former brownfield, the Yards is a 17 acre (6.9 hectares) water technology business park for mixed-use urban office, educational, research and technology focused on the international water industry. Visitors to the area can meet and learn about organizations including A.O. Smith, Zurn Industries, Marquette University, Veolia, GRAEF, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Green Infrastructure Center of Excellence and a number of students, startups and researchers from around the world.
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Rooms Available

Room Name ReceptionTheaterBanquetClassroom
Auditorium -44--
Meeusen Confluence Gallery - East Wing --80-
Meeusen Confluence Gallery - Full Gallery 250-120-
Paul & Pat Jones Board Room ---20


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