Global Water Center Featured on CNN

Global Water Center Featured on CNN

The Global Water Center, a FirstPathway Partners’ funded complex in Milwaukee, which houses nearly 100,000 square feet of research space for water technology-related ventures, is featured on CNN.

Under the heading “Green roofs and tree trays”, the Center is praised for its environmental friendliness. The column goes on to say that “the space houses intriguing startups such as Hanging Gardens, which builds “green” roofs that help collect storm water. There are also products that help detect leaks, waste-water treatment research, and tools for better tracking water usage and waste.”

The article highlights a surprising fact: agriculture accounts for 70% of all our waste usage. This presents a unique opportunity, especially for organizations housed at the Global Water Center. Solutions to this issue include utilizing high-tech and infrared aerial monitoring to provide more precise water information for farmers and re-inventing the plastic trays that cup the bases of young trees.

Heather Kelly of CNN says, “In Milwaukee, the roots of the water industry go back 100 years and are tied to the city’s big breweries. Now there are over 150 water-tech companies in the region, and five of the 11 largest companies in the world either have their headquarters or a major operation there.” 

Read the full article here.