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Sustainable Water Management at Home

Milwaukee is a city built on water. With three rivers and a Great Lake, water plays a key role in the city’s history, identity, and economy. Through close collaboration with businesses, academia, and civic organizations, the City of Milwaukee is leading globally in sustainable water management. We will continue to develop solutions to restore our water resources and grow our economy around water technology and recreation.

The City of Milwaukee’s Water Centric City Initiative recognizes the importance of water as essential to a sustainable and resilient future. A Water Centric City showcases its leadership in managing natural water resource assets in a sustainable and resilient way.

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Global Leadership

In the 21st Century, access to a sustainable supply of clean drinking water and smart management of our water resources will be one of the defining challenges not just for Milwaukee, but for cities around the world. 



The Water Centric City Initiative is a program of the City of Milwaukee's Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO), which develops award winning programs that improve people’s lives and the economy while protecting and restoring the natural ecosystems that support our long-term prosperity.