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Mayor Tom Barrett to Sign Cooperative Water Agreement with the Metropolitan City of Daegu, South Korea

September 29, 2015

On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, Mayor Tom Barrett and Mayor Youngjin Kwon of the Metropolitan City of Daegu, South Korea signed a cooperative agreement focused on furthering development of each city’s water cluster.  The Metropolitan City of Daegu is embarking on establishing its own $300 million water cluster.  The planning for their 70-acre water technology business park began with an appropriation from the South Korean federal government.                            

The agreement signifies that both cities and their respective water councils will foster cooperative networks between water centric businesses, universities, research institutions and allied organizations.  Mayor Tom Barrett is a member of Milwaukee’s Water Council.

“As mayors, we recognize the opportunities and challenges of managing our respective water supply systems,” said Mayor Tom Barrett.  “I believe both cities will benefit from sharing technological solutions to address our most challenging water resource issues.”

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