The Water Council - 2015 Event Announcements


The Center of Excellence (CoE), an initiative launched by The Water Council in 2015 through a U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Innovation Cluster award, serves as the mechanism for connecting small and medium sized water technology businesses to critical resources such as programming, capital, networks, trained workers, supply chains, and facilities needed to catalyze and sustain growth. The programming listed below is free of charge and open to water businesses throughout the United States. Click Here for more information about the CoE.


Trademarks 101 
*Co-Sponsored with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Tuesday March 10, 8:00-9:30 am 
Michael Best Attorney Katrina Hull will discuss the trademark selection process, the federal registration system for trademarks and protecting trademarks. Located at the Global Water Center. Register Here

Patents 101 
*Co-Sponsored with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 8:00-9:30 am 
Michael Best attorneys Brian Jacobs, Plymouth Nelson and Kevin Rizzuto will introduce you to the basics of patents and patent law to arm you with an understanding of the importance of patents, the process of obtaining a patent and enforcing your patent rights. Located in the Global Water Center. Register Here

Defense Alliance Webinar 
Wednesday, March 25, 11:00-12:00 pm 
Join the Defense Alliance and The Water Council for a free, one-hour informational webinar on the Department of Defense (DoD) and its ongoing needs for innovations in water-related technologies. DoD is the world’s largest single investor in clean technologies, both in R&D and procurement. Register Here

Top 5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make 
*Co-Sponsored with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:00-9:30am 
Michael Best Attorney Melissa Turczyn, who primarily represents early-stage and emerging growth companies, will discuss five of the top legal mistakes entrepreneurs make and how best to avoid them. Located in the Global Water Center. Register Here


What’s it Like to Work in the Water Industry? 
Friday, March 13, 7:45 am-3:00 pm 
 Calling all students and seasoned professionals interested in water with an expertise in business, IT or Engineering! The Water Council Talent and Education Committee is presenting a unique opportunity to better understand, ‘What’s it Like to Work in the Water Industry?’ featuring presenters from Pentair discussing their role in business as it relates to water and a global business environment. Located at the Global Water Center. Register Here

Student Water Council Meeting 
Wednesday, March 11, 7:00-10:00 pm
This meeting will feature guest speaker Jerry Ziegler from The Nature Conservancy, and will be located at the School of Freshwater Sciences in Room 3093. For more information click here or contact Elizabeth Thelen at

Our Water Triple Feature Community Film Event  
Saturday, April 25, 10:00 am-12:30 pm  
The Avalon Atmospheric Theater & Lounge will host Our Water, a Saturday morning special event on April 25 featuring 3 films about our relationship to our most precious natural resource. Afterward will be a 15min talk back featuring historian Gurda, Klaper of the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, and other water leaders including Rich Meeusen of The Water Council and Plevin of the Milwaukee Water Commons. Buy Tickets Here

2015 Wisconsin Innovation Awards 
Thursday, March 12, 5:00-6:30 pm 
The 2015 Wisconsin Innovation Awards will kick off with lead-up events around the state. Register now for the free kickoff event in Madison, March 12, at Coopers Tavern. A short program will outline the plans for the upcoming months until the Wisconsin Innovation Awards on August 18 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Cooper's Tavern will specially prepare a farm-to-table taste of Wisconsin's best artisan food, beer, and liquor. A short program will lay out the 2015 WIA events. Register Here

Wasser Berlin International 2015
Tuesday, March 24 - Friday, March 27
WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL is a capital goods trade fair and congress with a clearly defined profile and focus on water and wastewater, which is conducted every two years in the German capital. Learn More Here.

Clean Water Trade Mission to China 
Sunday, June 7 - Saturday, June 13 
Join the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing, Chandra Brown, and a small group of leading US water technology companies on a high-level business development trip to China! Learn More Here. Register Here.