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2017 Milwaukee Water Week

 City of Milwaukee Water Week 2017 March 20th - 24th Open to the Public


Celebrate Milwaukee Water Week! The City of Milwaukee's sustainability plan - ReFresh Milwaukee - set goals for the City around water. One of those goals was establishing Milwaukee as America's Water Centric City.

So we are launching this effort around the 2017 United Nations World Water Day - which is March 22, 2017.  Every day that week, the City of Milwaukee will be partnering with some of the amazing water organizations here in Milwaukee to recognize all the public, private and non-profit efforts in the city to make Milwaukee a Water Centric City.

All Water Week events are free and open to the public (although there is a small fee associated with the bus tour). So please join us for 1, or all 5 days, and learn how Milwaukee is working to become America's Water Centric City!

2017 Water Week Events: March 20th through March 24th

Click on the links below for more information and to RSVP. All events (except for the bus tour) are free and every event is open to the public!

MONDAY: Milwaukee's Harbor District Open House with Sweet Water and Harbor District Inc.

TUESDAY: *This event is now full. But you can still join us for our Thursday hike or Friday social!* Green Infrastructure Talk and Lunch with Stormwater Solutions Engineering & MMSD

WEDNESDAY: *Unfortunately this event is SOLD OUT!* Milwaukee Water Bus Tour with John Gurda

THURSDAY*This event is now full. But you can still join us for our Friday social!* Hike Along the MKE River with River Revitalization Foundation and Milwaukee Riverkeeper

FRIDAY: Milwaukee Water Social with Mayor Barrett at Good City Brewing

Additional Community Events:

WHAT: Demonstration of CORNCOB’s water filtration technology – turning samples from the Menomonee River into drinking water in one single process.
WHEN: Friday, March 24, 2017, at noon
WHERE: Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD)
              260 Seeboth Street, Milwaukee WI
              Parking will be available in the MMSD parking lot,
              or across the street at the Global Water Center. A tent will be set up at the location.
WHY: The demonstration is in conjunction with Milwaukee Water Week—a showcase of the city’s ongoing investment in water technology education, innovation and the progress local companies, like CORNCOB and other Water Council BREW Accelerator participants, have made in solving worldwide water issues.
For more information, visit:

WHAT: Milwaukee Riverkeeper Jumbo Wild Film Screening and Letter Writing.

Join Milwaukee Riverkeeper for a free screening of the film Jumbo Wild, followed by a advocacy letter writingworkshop! This event is free but please RSVP via the link.

WHEN: Friday|2pm to 4pm

WHERE: Global Water Center

Brought to you by:

City of Milwaukee, Water Centric City Milwaukee, The Brico Fund


Thank you to our partners!

Sweet Water Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Inc., Harbor District Milwaukee, Milwaukee Water Commons, Discovery World science + technology center, The Water Council, River Revitalization foundation, Clean Wisconsin, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Stormwater Solutions Engineering, MMSD, Milwaukee Water Works


This material is available in alternative formats for individuals with disabilities upon request.

Please contact ADA coordinator: or 414-286-3475
Please provide 72 hour notice to ensure accommodation.

Water Centric City logo with ECO City of Milwaukee


Elizabeth Hittman

(414) 286-5593