Milwaukee's Water Technology District
Milwaukee’s realignment of the local economy around water would not be possible without the creation of Milwaukee’s Water Technology District. Located in the district is Reed Street Yards, which is a 17-acre property located between South 6th St. and South 3rd St. targeted by the City of Milwaukee and the Water Concil as the future center of Milwaukee's growing water industry.
Reed Street Yards showcases water technologies and practices, including a purple pipe for development-wide water recycling, bioswales, and permeable paving to capture stormwater runoff. Site amenities include an extension of the Hank Aaron State Trail, 2,700 linear feet of Riverwalk along the Menomonee River Canal and an interactive public plaza and water feature. Development includes the headquarters of the Global Water Center, plumbing equipment maker Zurn Industries, and manufacturer Rite-Hite.
The Water Council
Milwaukee’s advancement in water research and policy would be incomplete without the frequent partnership with The Water Council. The Water Council is fervent in the belief that research, improving technology, and growing water technology businesses are critical in order to solve some of the most pressing human and environmental health challenges around the world. By linking together academia, civic leaders, water innovators, and researchers to businesses, The Water Council is making the critical connection between research and the water industry.
The Global Water Center houses The Water Council and enables collaboration and partnership among its stakeholders. The building is a state-of-the-art, USGBC-LEED Silver certified water business and research facility at the heart of Milwaukee's water technology hub.